Recycling fresh flowers is the new cool! People around the world are adopting the latest trend of DIY and recycling of cut flowers. Fresh flowers are beautifully used to make a bouquet and after that, they are thrown away. Is it really what they deserve? No, and we are sure that you will agree to the same. To make the efficient use of all that mother nature has to offer us, recycling is the best way. Make mother nature happier by trying our quick ways to recycle cut flowers at home and let your creative juices flow!
Flowers look extremely beautiful on everything and to reuse the cut flowers, you can make special cards out of them. All you need is a piece of paper, glue. dry flowers and sketch pens. Here are the steps for your DIY card made with cut flowers!
- Take out the flowers from the bouquet, wipe them and keep them in a book. Place another book on top and let them dry for a week or two.
- Take out the flowers and with the help of glue, stick them on the paper in whichever way you like and keep it to dry for an hour.
- Pick your sketch pens and write a personal message inside the card for your special someone and your card is absolutely ready!
Fresh Face Mists
Ever thought about making a mist at home and that too with cut flowers? We bet you did but didn’t want to create a mess out of it. Don’t you worry! We have the easiest way for you, and all your needs are cheesecloth, a glass container, water and a saucepan.
- Take out the petals of the flowers and quickly clean them with fresh water.
- Take the glass container and add water till it’s half full.
- Take a cheesecloth, and place it on the top of the container in a way that all the four corners of the cloth are outside.
- Add the petals on the cloth in such a way that are immersed in the water. Leave the containers as it is for the whole night.
- In the morning, take the cloth, and twist it in such a way that the scented water is drained out.
- Boil the scented water in the pan and let it cool down. The mist is ready, and you can preserve it in a glass bottle for a month at a dark place.
To use the cut flowers and to spread a pleasant fragrance in your room, you can make a potpourri at home. For creating a ravishing potpourri, you need a container, essential oils, orange peels and a gorgeous glass bowl. Take a look at the steps:
- Dry the flowers by baking them or let them stay outside for a few days.
- Take a container and add the petals, orange peels and an essential oil like the lavender or rose. Add only 3 to 4 drops of the essential oil of your preference.
- Close the lid and keep the airtight container as it is for two weeks. You can also keep it for eight weeks to get a stronger fragrance.
- Decorate the potpourri in your favourite glass bowl and get ready to lose yourself in the mesmerising fragrance.
A DIY lip balm has all the natural ingredients and is great for your soft lips. For a lip balm made out of cut flowers, you need a saucepan, a glass bowl, beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil, vanilla extract and dried flowers petals. Here are the steps:
- Take the flowers, clean them and let them dry.
- For a 1/4th cup of dried flower petals, you will need 1/4 cup of beeswax, 2 spoons of coconut oil, 1 spoon of olive oil, 1/2 spoon of vanilla extract and 1/4 spoon of honey.
- Put the saucepan on top of the burner and add water to it. Add the bowl on top of the water and put the beeswax, and the oils together. Let it boil till the beeswax melts.
- Take out the mixture in a clean bowl and mix the flower petals, vanilla extract and honey in it. Pour this mixture in small and adorable containers and let it cool. Your DIY lip balm is ready!
Decorate your Candles
The best one of the quick ways to recycle cut flowers at home is decorating a candle. Collect old candles and cut flowers, grab a glue, and you are all set!
- Take the cut flowers, keep them in a book for two weeks and let them dry.
- Pick the candle, apply glue on it and stick the dry flower on it in a way that you like.
- Keep the candle for an hour, and you have mastered the art of recycling cut flowers!
Be a pro at recycling and creating masterpieces at home, by trying our interesting ways. This list of quick ways to recycle cut flowers at home will surely make you the master of all things related to DIY. Already enticed for the potpourri or the mist? Try it right away!