How to Recycle Valentine's Day Flowers

Don't throw away your Valentine's Day flowers. Get a little extra use out of them with these tips.

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You Will Need

  • Hospice, nursing home, hospital, or church
  • Candles
  • Warm bath
  • Basket or Bowl
  • Gift or card
  • Scissors
  • Wax paper
  • Book
  • Note cards, gift tags, envelopes, wedding invitations
  • Friend

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Brighten someone's day

    Brighten someone's day by delivering the flowers to a local hospice, nursing home, hospital, or church.

  2. Step 2

    Sprinkle in tub

    Light some candles and sprinkle rose petals into a warm bath for romantic ambiance.

  3. You can also make a trail with the petals leading to the bathroom or bedroom.

  4. Step 3

    Decorate a table

    Decorate a table by placing rose petals in a basket or bowl.

  5. Step 4

    Add a finishing touch

    Add a finishing touch to a wrapped gift by tying a flower bud to the gift or card.

  6. Step 5

    Dry flowers

    Dry flowers by clipping the flower close to the base with a pair of scissors. Fold a sheet of wax paper around them and place them inside of a book for a week to 10 days to preserve your flowers -- and your memories.

  7. Pansies, hydrangeas, and violets, press especially well.

  8. Step 6

    Embellish

    Embellish note cards, gift tags, envelopes, and wedding invitations with a dried or fresh flower petal.

  9. Step 7

    Make someone's day

    Make a friend's day by sharing the flowers with them. Keep the spirit of Valentine's Day all year round.

  10. California is the largest producer of flowers in the United States.

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