Don't throw away your Valentine's Day flowers. Get a little extra use out of them with these tips.
You will need
- nursing home
- or church
- Warm bath
- Basket or Bowl
- Gift or card
- Wax paper
- Note cards
- gift tags
- wedding invitations
Step 1 Brighten someone's day Brighten someone’s day by delivering the flowers to a local hospice, nursing home, hospital, or church.
Step 2 Sprinkle in tub Light some candles and sprinkle rose petals into a warm bath for romantic ambiance.
You can also make a trail with the petals leading to the bathroom or bedroom.
Step 3 Decorate a table Decorate a table by placing rose petals in a basket or bowl.
Step 4 Add a finishing touch Add a finishing touch to a wrapped gift by tying a flower bud to the gift or card.
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.
Pansies, hydrangeas, and violets, press especially well.
Step 6 Embellish Embellish note cards, gift tags, envelopes, and wedding invitations with a dried or fresh flower petal.
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.
California is the largest producer of flowers in the United States.