You may think that once flowers are dead that they are completely useless, but that is definitely not the case! There are so many different ways that you can use dead and dried flowers around the home. Below is a list of things you can do:
- Cooking: Use flowers in cakes, desserts, teas, and much more!
- Cleaning: Dried flowers are great additions to natural cleaning products, and they pair nicely with citrusy and minty scents.
- Gifting: Dried flowers look pretty on top of a package or in an envelope with a card.
- Celebrations: Use your dead flowers as a focal point in a centerpiece. Choose aromatic flowers for around the house, but less fragrant ones at the dinner table.
- Potpourri: Different colors and textures really make a great potpourri. You can even enhance the scent with some natural oils.
- Candle Making: Incorporate dried flowers into your candle molds. Even if you are not a candle maker, you can add dried flowers to the outside of your candle.
- Paper: Dried flowers can also be incorporated in the process of making your own paper. In homemade cards, apply the flowers with a little glue. They can even be used in scrapbooking!
- Dyes: Some flowers make great dyes for cloth or Easter eggs. Try experimenting with hibiscus flowers for a reddish/blue or lavender color.
- Bathing and Body Care: The best herbal baths include dried flowers. You can sprinkle them directly in your bath water, or make an herbal infusion to pour into your bath. The infusion of herbal flowers is the basis of many lotions, toners, facial masks, and hair products and sprays.
Can you think of any other uses for dead and dried flowers? Let us know by contacting the Housing Buzz team today!