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DIY: Extend the Life of Your Bouq

Day Of The Dead Flower Crown

Getting a flower delivery can brighten anyone’s day, but how can you make your Bouq last longer? With a little bit of elbow grease and one of these DIY projects, you can keep your Bouq out of the trash can so it can continue to shine some light into your life!

 

Flower Garland Wall Hang

Do you need a cool backdrop for a photo booth at a party you are hosting? How about a pretty wall hang behind your bed to add a pop of color to your bedroom? You can easily add some flowers to your life with this DIY flower garland wall hang!

Materials:

  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • 1 large twig or branch
  • Pruners
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut your twine into two to five-foot sections, depending on how far apart you want your flowers to hang.
  2. Trim your flowers or sprigs of leaves, leaving an inch or two of stem to tie the twine to.
  3. Tie the twine in a double knot around the stems. If you can, get the knots close to a leaf, so they are less visible. If you want the flowers to be extra secure, use a hot glue gun to glue the twin to the flowers.
  4. Once you have made about six garlands, tie them to the twig at equal intervals.
  5. Tie a long piece of twine to each end of the branch at the top to hang your masterpiece from.

 

Day of the Dead Flower Crown

Day of the dead is all about celebrating family members and loved ones who have passed away. Though the Mexican holiday celebrates death, the holiday anything but dark. The holiday is actually a celebration of life and is filled with colorful traditions! Are you looking for a way to get in on the festivities? Why not take your beautiful Bouq and transform it into a Day of the Dead flower crown!

Materials:

  • Flowers
  • Scissors/pruners
  • Plastic headband
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sugar Skull Decorations (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut the stems off your flower
  2. Glue the flowers onto the headband in plentiful, thick bunches.
  3. Add the sugar skull decorative pieces or any other Day of the Dead decorations you can find to give your flower crown an extra flair.

 

Dried Flower Bath Salts

Maybe you’ve had a long day and are looking for a way to treat yo’self. A nice hot bath relaxes anyone, and you don’t need fancy bath products to create a luxurious at-home spa. If you have a beautiful Bouq that you don’t want to part with just yet, you are that much closer to making your own dried flower bath salts! Here’s how.

Materials:

  • Fresh flowers
  • Cookie sheet
  • Food processor or blender
  • 1 cup of Epsom salt
  • 1 cup of Himalayan sea salt (regular coarse sea salt will also work)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Essential oil of your choice

Directions:

  1. Remove the flower petals from the stems.
  2. Place flower petals out on a cookie sheet and let them dry for 3-7 place in a dry shaded place. For a quicker drying method, preheat the oven to 100 degrees F and place the baking sheet with the flowers in the oven. Check them every 15 minutes, turning the petals over, so they dry evenly.
  3. Whisk the Epsom salt, sea salt, and baking soda together in a mixing bowl. Once they are mixed, add the essential oil of your choice. Add 4-8 drops, depending on how fragrant you want your bath salts to be.
  4. Once your flower petals are dried out (and cooled off if you used the oven!), throw them in your food processor or blender. Pulse until the petals resemble thin confetti.
  5. Pour the flower petals into the bath salt blend and mix well with your hands.
  6. Pour the bath salts into a decorative container to save for later or give to a special someone!

 

Dried Flower Confetti Cones

Whether it’s at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve or you’re watching a newly married couple leave a wedding, throwing confetti is a festive way to celebrate! Why not step your confetti game up a notch? Making dried flower confetti cones will wow guests at any party, but it’s also a biodegradable option that would even win over mother nature.

Materials:

  • Baking Sheet
  • Fresh flowers
  • Parchment Paper
  • Double sided tape
  • Paper
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Remove the petals from your flowers.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the petals in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  3. Leave in a dry, shaded room for approximately 3-7 days. If you need a quicker option, preheat the oven to 100 degrees F and place the baking sheet and flowers in the oven. Check them every 15 minutes, turning the petals over so they dry evenly.
  4. To make the cones to hold your flower confetti, cut the paper in half diagonally, roll the paper into a cone shape and tape accordingly.
  5. Remove dried flowers (if you dried them out in the oven, make sure they cooled down first!) from the baking sheet and put into the cones.

 

It All Starts with a Bouq

Before you can try your hand at one of these DIY projects, you’ll need some petals to play with. And what better way to gather some petals than with a gorgeous, handcrafted Bouq? From sunflowers and roses to tulips and seasonal favorites, we have them all in our online store. With quick shipping and only the freshest blooms, there’s no better way to bring some floral joy into your life.

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