• Five uses for dried roses

    Posted on February 12, 2014 by in Dried rose buds, Dried rose petals
    With Valentines Day fast approaching, there can never be too many roses! Here are a few less obvious ideas for ways of using them.

    Five ways of using roses

    …Apart from presenting a bunch of flowers that is!
    1. Sprinkle rose petals on a path, on your bed, or across a table cloth. [Fresh or dried]
    2. Bathe with them… throw some rose petals under the hot tap to add colour and fragrance and a hint of indulgence. [This is particularly effective using fresh petals.]
    3. Make some sweetly scented potpourri as a gift. Last year I made Sweetheart Potpourri [dried buds & petals].
    4. Make a decoration such as a rosebud heart [dried buds]. This would make a lovely display at a Valentines party.
    5. Culinary uses – decorate a cake like this victoria sponge, or make a pot of tea [fresh or dried rose petals but make sure they are food grade!]
    Valentines ideas with dried roses

    Ideas with roses | Images clockwise from top left: decorate a table cloth with tiny bright red dried rose buds; make a rosebud pomander; decorate a cake; make potpourri.

    How to dry a bunch of roses

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