Following on from two of the year’s most popular floral-filled events, Valentine’s Day and wedding season, the Roses Only team has decided to reveal our secrets to keeping the romance stronger and longer.
In short, we’re sharing the top 10 most creative ways our customers continue to enjoy their gifted bouquets and flower arrangements long after their special or romantic occasion.
Our office often gets inundated with enquiries and suggestions from customers eager to learn how they can best repurpose their sentimental blooms. Flowers are a representation of something really special, and they are also known as one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give, so it’s natural people want to bottle that up.
Pressed to impress
It’s wonderful when our team receives feedback from someone who has done something really unique and creative with their wedding bouquet or the flowers they received for Valentine’s Day.
Recently, one of our loyal customers tagged us in an Instagram picture of her Roses Only bouquet that was beautifully pressed and preserved in a frame – these were flowers she had received for Valentine’s Day almost 20 years ago! If you love the look of these beautiful repurposed flowers, you can create this with our Long Stemmed Rose Bouquet Red 36 finished off with your favourite frame to place them in.
By far, the most popular method of repurposing flowers is framing them, followed closely by pressed flower art, potpourri, resin jewellery and bath salts. Our team picked out the Summer Love arrangement with its beautiful colours and fragrant scents to be perfect for these repurposed ideas.
Using Valentine’s Day or wedding flowers for pressed art has always been a popular choice, but recently we have seen people branch out and create lovely bookmarks, cards and even phone cases. Our Burst of Colour Tea Cup Special is the perfect bouquet for pressed flower art with its vibrant mixture of pink, purple and green flowers. Even better, your DIY gifts can be placed in the beautiful fine china tea cup.
There are so many ways our customers incorporate their flowers into everyday items or décor. It’s not just the flowers they are preserving, but a special moment in time they want to cherish forever.
To help inspire your own creative juices, here are our top-ten imaginative ideas for repurposing your precious blooms:
10. Dried flower candles
9. Botanical coasters
8. Homemade perfume
7. Bath bombs
6. Rose water
5. Bath salts
4. Resin jewellery
2. Pressed flower art
1. Framed flowers