Bring Life To Your Wilted Flowers By Repurposing Them

Jun 10, 2020

Flowers are such a great way to brighten up a room with its vibrant colours and floral scent. A fresh bouquet of flowers is usually given to convey one’s affection, gratitude or sympathy. While staying safe at home, you could order a flowers from online to be sent straight to a special someone’s doorstep to brighten up their day!

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Your bouquet of fresh flowers is no exception. The moment they start to wilt, don’t fret just yet! Bring your dead flowers to life by repurposing them!

Without further ado, here are five fun ideas you can do with your bouquet of wilting or dead flowers.

Leave it as it is

Wilted flowers carry a different style of beauty than when it was in full bloom. When the petals are dried, they give off a rustic and vintage vibe.

If you already have a collection of wilted flowers, you can add more to your collection! Just cut the stems to make sure that they’re at a similar length. Unlike fresh flowers, dried flowers can be placed at areas where plants usually don’t survive.


Dried flowers release a fantastic scent, which is an excellent form of aromatherapy. Pluck out the petals and leave them to dry in the sunlight or the oven. You could add some essential oils, herbs or spices as a subtle way of complementing the floral scent. After that, store your potpourri into a cute little basket or mason jar.

Just like that, your house will be smelling amazing in no time! Sunflowers have seed pods that remain even after the flowers have wilted. If you’ve received a sunflower bouquet, these flowers can add an attractive flair when arranged in vases.

Freshen your drawers

Alternatively, instead of making potpourri, you can simply place some petals into an empty tea bag. You can keep it anywhere you like, from closets to cars – it’s entirely up to you!


If you’re a skincare enthusiast, then you might have seen rose water toner making their way around the skincare community. This is no surprise as it’s gentle for your skin.

So, instead of buying one, why not make your own? Gather all your dried rose petals in a pan filled with water. Boil them until the petals lose their colour before turning the heat off! After it has completely cooled down, pour it through a sieve into a spray bottle. Store it in the refrigerator until use – but note that it’ll only last for a month!

Pressed flower artwork

If you’ve received a bouquet that you’d love to commit to memory, such as a graduation bouquet which celebrates a momentous occasion, you can choose to preserve it in a frame!

First, trim the stems. Before layering the design, flatten the flowers first. Only then will you be able to frame it up! If you have a small packet of silica gel, slide it into the bottom of the frame to absorb additional moisture.


You can still enjoy your flowers long after your bouquet has wilted, thanks to the many ways to repurpose them! If you have a bouquet of wilting flowers and some free time at home, feel free to try them out! It can be part of your home décor or personal gifts for people you care about.

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