After It’s Over: Creative Uses for Dead Flowers

Making Potpourri

Whether you have a green thumb or not, it can be hard keeping flowers alive. Unfortunately, they all will eventually die, leaving you with sagging, dead flowers. When this happens, don’t just throw them out immediately. There are actually several unique and creative uses for dead flowers.

Making Potpourri Potpourri

Once your flowers are dead, take this opportunity to make something with them like potpourri. Take the petals and combine them with any other dead flowers you might have and place them in a glass jar or container to let the floral scent waft throughout your home, suggests PopSugar.

Place in a Frame

If the flowers were given to you by someone close or for a special occasion that you aren’t ready to let go of yet, you could place them in a picture frame. This will give you a lasting keepsake that you can hang or place somewhere in your house as a memento of that occasion or person.

Air Fresheners

Rose flower petals keep their scent for weeks after they die. Instead maybe using an air freshener or dryer sheet to freshen up a room or your car, try flower petals instead. They also work well to keep dresser drawers smelling fresh as well, says Organic Authority.

Make a Bouquet

Now, this may not make sense – how do you make a bouquet out of dead flowers? The answer is quite simple. WikiHow says to first trim the flowers down, then proceed to hang them upside down to let them dry. While they do that, spray them with hairspray. Then a few days later, cover them again with hairspray and leave them until they are dry. Once that’s done, the flowers’ shape should hold, giving you a beautiful new table decoration that won’t wilt or die.

If you’re looking for fresh flowers, then Mills Florist has got you covered. Located in Palo Alto, California, we offer floral and garden arrangements perfect for any occasion. For more information or to order a bouquet or other arrangement, call us at 650-326-3443 today!