I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day. I see most of you received beautiful flower arrangements which were all absolutely gorgeous. Now that Valentine's Day is over now what? Freshen up your blooms and don't be afraid to remodel those babies. I recently revamped my blooms and put them into a variety of mason jars and vases of all sizes to put around the house. Spreading the love and color throughout the house.
How to Revamp Floral Arrangements
- Mason Jars
- Vases (all different sizes)
1. Remove flowers from vase
2. Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle
3. Remove any dead foliage
4. Add water to jars and vases (see below for add-ins)
5. Arrange blooms in each of the vases
Tips & Tricks to Keep Blooms Looking Fabulous
Here are a few tips to keep your blooms longer and looking fresh. We have to keep in mind that the flowers are living and need a little extra care to keep them looking gorgeous & last.
Cut and soak
First, cut the stem at a 45-degree angle and then up the center for added hydration. Try placing the stems in warm water briefly then into cold water. This helps the stems drink more water.
Change the water daily to prevent bacteria including the vase.
Remove any foliage that will be below the waterline. You may want to keep a few of those rose petals to make lip scrubs, bath bombs, rose water, gummy bears, sorbet and so much more here.
A Few Extras to Add-In
Flowers need glucose so you can add a drop of vodka or splash of 7-up soda. Clear sodas work the best to keep the color of the water clear as well. You could also mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar with 2 tablespoons of sugar into the water before adding in the flowers to the vase. Crushed aspirin is a tried and true way to keep those roses and fresh flowers fresh longer by adding it to the water.
Where Should You Display Them
For cut flowers try not placing them close to a heat source, direct sunlight or near a draft. This will help the longevity of the flowers. You want whichever room you display them in to be cool.
What did you do for Valentine's Day?
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