what to do with dried flowers

I generally find potpourri to be kind of useless, as it fails to compete with the likes of scented candles or boiled orange peels. But seeing as how I had dried flowers left over from V-day, I thought it might be a good opportunity to give them new life by creating my own potpourri and putting it on elegant display.

And what’s more elegant than a wine glass?

Pick off the dried petals and place in a wine, champagne or martini glass. Add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil or perfume for a light fragrance.

There you have it. The easiest DIY ever.  And a quick way to add a touch of romance to the décor, whether it’s displayed on a shelf, nightstand or used as a centerpiece for a table. (dinner for two?) Personally, I think the latter is a really sweet idea.

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12 responses to “what to do with dried flowers”

  1. Ronnie says:

    How funny. I've done exactly the same with my V Day roses too, but sans wine glass. That's a cool idea though!
    Ronnie xo

  2. Monica says:

    yeah, i think pp is more for the look than actual scent. at least after the first few days. i have a couple of bowls just 'cause they look nice.

    in a wine glass sounds like a nice table setting idea.

  3. Ashley says:

    Okay, all this reminds me of is one of my favorite FRIENDS episodes, in where Ross gets flowers sent back from his estranged wife, and he says quite sarcastically, "It's OK! Monica is gonna make potpurri!"

    hahaha. Cracks me up everytime :)

  4. jillian m. says:

    Aaaah! I love that! Ross is so hilarious. He was one of my faves.

  5. classiq says:

    So simple and I love the idea with the wine glass.
    Ada

  6. sherri lynn says:

    Oh I love this idea! I never know what to do with dried flowers either. I like the idea of having them romatically displayed with a few drops of essential oil. You're so creative!

  7. Diana Mieczan says:

    Aww what a beautiful idea and your photos are truly stunning, darling. Have a great day. xo

  8. Lena at A Crimson Kiss says:

    So clever–and they look just gorgeous!

  9. fifth floor apartment says:

    when i was little m mom made dried potpourri all the time. i'm officially having flashbacks of playing with it and having my fingers smell like flowers all day :)

    xo alison

  10. Gabriella Marie says:

    Love this! What a fantastic quick DIY!

    Gabriella

  11. Blue says:

    I love this. Everything looks so much more sophisticated in a wine glass…

  12. Ocean Dreams says:

    Gorgeous DIY! I used to save my dried flowers but sometimes they fall a part. This is a great way to use them though. Such a pretty decor piece!

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