How to Preserve and Repurpose Your Valentine's Day Roses

We love receiving roses on Valentine’s Day, and while the sentiment goes a long way, unfortunately, the lifespan of fresh roses is limited. However, with a bit of creativity, you can repurpose those Valentine's Day roses into long-lasting keepsakes of love. In this blog, we'll explore different ways to extend the life of your roses and enjoy them all year round. These crafty ideas aren't just limited to roses, try them with any flowers you have on hand.

Drying Roses:

One of the classic methods to preserve roses is by drying them. To do this, gather your roses and tie their stems together with a string or rubber band. Hang them upside down in a dark, dry place, allowing the petals to naturally dry and retain their shape.

Pressed Flower Art:

Embrace your inner Etsy artist and transform your flowers into timeless pressed flower art. Place individual petals or entire blooms between the pages of a heavy book and leave them to press for a few weeks. Once flattened, use these preserved petals to create personalized artwork by placing the petals in a glass frame.

Rose-infused Candles:

Make your own scented candles by incorporating dried rose petals into the wax. Melt the wax, mix in the petals, and pour the mixture into molds. As the candles burn, the roses will release their fragrance, filling your home with a subtle, romantic scent.

Rose Water:

Create a soothing and fragrant rose water by boiling rose petals and collecting the steam. Use this DIY rose water as a refreshing facial mist or a linen spray to keep your bedding smelling divine.

Rose Petal Bath Salts:

Take your self-care routine to the next level by incorporating dried rose petals into homemade bath salts. Mix Epsom salts with the petals and a few drops of your favourite essential oils for a lush bath experience.

With a little creativity, you can turn a Valentine’s Day gesture of romance into a long-lasting keepsake and reminder of your love.