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It is a general understanding that all things are temporary in this lifetime with some being more fleeting than others.
Case in point: a happy memory, the weekends, flowers - these are among the many things that do not last as long as we'd like them to.
No matter how much we try to prolong the lifespan of flowers, the freshness of it can only be enjoyed as a short-lived beauty.
In spite of that, this doesn't mean that we have to get rid of them as soon as they're wilted.
There are many ways to repurpose cut flowers that can serve as both decorative and functional items.
Just put on your creative thinking hat and read on to find out how those dead flowers may just breathe new life into your home again.
1) Frame up your cut flowers
One of the more popular approaches includes framing cut flowers and it's easy to understand why.
Fuss-free, simple and quick, you can choose how to arrange your flower portraits and have them etched on your wall as home decor for a really long time!
Also, dried flowers usually emit a nice vintage and rustic vibe that will add a pop of edginess to your home.
The thought of it is all the more meaningful if your bouquet was from someone special and you get to preserve the memory of the gift.
2) Make your own potpourri
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For the uninitiated, potpourris are known as a mixture of dried petals and spices that can function as a room perfume.
To create your own homemade aromatherapy, you will need dried flowers, essential oils and any other herbs or spices you'd like to include.
Store them in a pretty bowl, jar or sachet, and you now have a repurposed item that can act as a home decor and a practical room scent. So much win!
3) Press your flowers
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Going beyond just normal floral prints, pressed flowers are increasing in popularity as we frequently see them being incorporated as design elements in a lot of items recently.
Delicate, pretty and subtle, it doesn't come off as a surprise that many are a fan of them.
Instead of going to the shops, why not invest in a little DIY time and try making a customised pressed flower item for yourself?
You can use them on bookmarks, book covers, greeting cards, artwork, phone cases and so much more. The possibilities are endless!
4) Boil your cut flowers to get rose water
Did you know that rose water has a multitude of skincare benefits like maintaining the skin's pH balance, controlling excess oil, getting rid of acne, regenerating skin tissues? And the list goes on!
If you like experimenting with new concoctions, try your hand at making your own rose water.
The process is foolproof enough to ensure that you will not end up burning down your own kitchen.
5) Make a flower wreath
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Though unconventional, you can bet that this home decor item is bound to stand out!
Get artsy with it and spice it up by adding ribbons, twigs, and leaves for a piece that is both attractive and organic.
You can hang them on your door, window or wall, or even placed as a table centerpiece for an elevated dining experience that will make mealtimes feel extra special.
6) Build a terrarium
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Terrariums are great for home decor as they are so interesting to look at with every individual terrarium usually customised and different from the other.
Though usually alive, dried terrariums are becoming more trendy simply because they require much less care.
These beauties may take some time to build and will require significant patience, but you can expect the results to be well worth the effort!
Which of these DIY projects do you think can serve you best? Let us know and tag us @bloomthis to showcase your final product! Check out www.bloomthis.co too on how we make do of extra flowers to ensure they do not go to waste!