Give your flowers a second life with these DIY tips!
Having fresh flowers around can boost your mood, add a pop of color to your space, and sustain your creative buzz. But why do we feel that little bit of sadness when our flower babies begin to wilt? There is a special beauty in ephemerality, yet we still delay the day it’s time to send them on their way….(but know our new bouquet is on its way!)
You feel it too? Here are 5 of our favorite ways to give your flowers a second life!
A mixture of dried petals and spices placed in a bowl or small sack to perfume clothing or a room.
Boost the natural aroma of your space by turning your PetalFox bouquet into potpourri.
We love this potpourri recipe from Popsugar, all you need to get started is your PetalFox bouquet, sheet pan, parchment paper, scissors, essential oils, and a spray bottle. For a little extra aroma, you can also add citrus fruits, fresh herbs and whole spices.
Bath bombs are one of the best ways to relax after a long day, and the only thing that can make a bathbomb better is adding flowers!
All you need to make your own bath bomb featuring PetalFox flowers is:
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup epsom salts
1/2 cup citric acid
1 tsp water
3 tsp olive oil
10 to 20 drops essential oil
1/2 cup dried flower petals or buds,
bath bomb molds
For “How To” check out this easy to follow DIY recipe from World Market. ✨
💐 Let them dry
Pretty simple… let them sit out until they’re crisp and delicate! After a couple days, take them out of water and set them in a safe space to air out.
As the saying goes, “don’t fix something that’s not broken!”
If your Petalfox bouquet looks great, despite slowly drying out, leave it be!
Dried flowers are a wonderful way to add flare to your space. You can keep them in the office, your home, your wardrobe... you get the picture. Not sure what to do with dried flowers? You can arrange them on a desktop, stand them in a vase, or tie them with string and hang them on your wall! Check out this article from Free People to see how.
🍂 Press ‘em
You can create pressed flowers by letting them dry and “pressing” them between book pages, ironing them, or heating them between flat surfaces.
There are a couple of ways to heat and press flowers. You can check out these 4 helpful tips on how to get them flat, here.
Once pressed, there are so many ways to remix your petals into candles, manicures, coasters and jewelry! Check out this article on Postris for DIY phone cases, DIY coasters, and 12 more DIY ideas. Grab your favorite Petalfox bouquet and turn it into art!
💜 Frame your flowers
This one is just lovely.
Did your bouquet perfectly match your office? Maybe your home? Even your bathroom renovation? You no longer have to be sad when they start to dry! Use the idea of pressing flowers above, and turn them into art for your walls!
Create unique decor by framing flowers for yourself, or even as a gift. Not only does it brighten up your walls, it also is a fun craft to make to treat yourself. Need some tips on how frame your bouquet? Check out more inspo at Urban Outfitters.