When hosting a dinner party, birthday party or wedding reception, are you always worried about seeing those fragrant beauties strewn around, only to move to the dustbin? Or does your heart aches to see hundreds of flower arrangements lying lifeless? Well, we really feel connected to flowers. But after an event, we are left to wonder what to do with them. well, no need to worry about that anymore! Listed below are six ideas to repurpose flowers that you pull up together easily by using just a few easily available items. Take a good look at them.
DIY Scented Candles
Turning flowers into candles is the easiest and most soothing way to prevent them from tossing into the dustbin. The very first step to do so is to dry some of your favourite flowers using the air drying method. Next, melt the wax, pour it into a mould with dried flowers, add fragrance (optional), place the wick and leave it untouched for 24 hours. Voila! You now have an intoxicating, scented candle that is perfectly giftable as well.
Use the leftover, wilted flower arrangements to make some DIY potopourri. It is the easiest and most beautiful way to recycle flowers. So, sun-dry your favourite flowers for a few days and mix them with dried fruit slices of lemon and oranges along with a few drops of essential oils. You can also toss fragrant spices such as cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, and fillers like leaves and dried pine cones. Mix everything thoroughly and soon your house will come out smelling heavenly.
Donate your Bouquets and Arrangement
It takes up a lot of time, energy and budget to carefully put together a single flower arrangement. Therefore, if you are looking for a sustainable and cost-efficient way to utilise or repurpose your flower arrangements, donate them to a non-profit organisation or to children’s hospitals, nursing homes or other care facilities while they are still fresh. This gesture of yours will be well-received and help improve the mental & emotional wellness of people dealing with terminal illnesses & conditions. Sunflowers, tulips, peonies and lilies are the perfect flowers to cheer up and brighten the day.
Make a Wreath
Another option to repurpose flowers would be converting them into a floral wreath. To DIY a wreath, get a wire hoop, floral wire and dried flowers. Make bunches of flowers in a beautiful shape and tie on the wreath beautifully. You may add any extra embellishments such as eucalyptus, pine, bow and tiny disco balls and hang them on your door or wall. It will work as a great Christmas decor and instantly up the decorative ante.
Create Wall Art
Channelise your artsy side and paint some unique, one-of-a-kind wall art with the leftover flower arrangements. You can press or arrange them in a frame or on a canvas. Dip them in paint and design your wall. You may even attach the flowers and add aesthetic touches. The possibilities are endless! Besides, this way you also get a stunning backdrop for photoshoots at your home only.
There would hardly be a soul who doesn’t enjoy a shower of confetti. Thus, you can use dried flowers to prepare natural, pretty, environment-friendly and biodegradable confetti. Once dried, strip the petals one by one from the stems and mix them together to get your hands on a pretty dried flower confetti. Hydrangeas, roses and lavenders are some of the popular flowers that are used in natural confetti.
These were some of the many ways you can repurpose flowers and enjoy their colours, fragrance and happiness for a longer period.