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How to Repurpose Flower Bouquets

May 23,2023 | Petal Elements

Receiving fresh flower bouquets always brings joy and excitement. We take as many photos as we can of the flower bouquet before taking it out of the wrapper and placing it into a vase to sit in for the next few days. Instead of throwing them away once the flowers begin to wilt, try repurposing and preserving them to last longer. 

Repurposing and preserving your flowers not only allows you to turn them into long lasting mementos but also gives you the freedom to express creativity and uplift mood. 

Here are 3 fun and creative ways you can repurpose your fresh flower bouquet, making them extra special or have something to look back to the significant moments when you first received them. 


  • Pressed flowers

Pressed flowers are ideal for creating all sorts of crafts such as greeting cards, coasters, bookmarks and even candles. When making pressed flowers, do not wait until the flowers start to wilter. There are different methods to prepare pressed flowers, but the easiest method would be the book method. 

Simply pick out which blooms you want to use for pressing and place them between 2 sheets of absorbent paper. Then, rest a heavy book on top of it and leave it for 2 to 4 weeks. Your pressed flowers are now ready to be adorn into your art decorations. 


  • Make Potpourri

Potpourri is a medley of dried flowers, herbs and spices usually kept in a jar and used for scent. Potpourri can make an interesting gift or can be used for home decor purposes. DIY your very own potpourri using one of these recipes


  • Make Dried Flower Petal Paper  

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try your hand at making your own paper? Dried flower petal papers are not only eco-friendly but also great to use for occasions such as weddings, and special message cards. These handmade flower petal papers add a unique and personalised touch. Check out how you can make your own dried flower petal paper here

Likewise, you can always leave the flowers out to dry and either hang or frame them as a home decorative piece. Whatever you may choose to do with the flowers, we hope this article has inspired you for the next time you receive a flower bouquet or are unsure what to do with funeral flower decorations.