Make your own dried rose arrangement

 

If you’re a mom, chances are you’ll receive some beautiful flowers, such as a personalized vase with assorted roses, this Mother’s Day. You probably know from years past that it can be heartbreaking to toss your flowers into the trash once they’ve had their run.  After all, nobody likes getting rid of reminders of how loved and appreciated they are! If you receive roses, though, you’re in luck: Instead of tossing them, you can make a dried rose arrangement!

What you’ll need:

  • String
  • Floral cutter
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Floral tape
  • Small rectangular or square-shaped basket
  • FloraCraft straw bales, 2.5” x 2.5” x 5”

Drying the roses

  1. Remove your roses from the vase and take off all the leaves.
  2. Bundle the roses together using the string.
  3. Hang your roses upside down in a dry, dark room for about two weeks until they’re completely dry.

Creating the arrangement

  1. Grab a rose and use the floral cutter to trim it to the length desired.
  2. Cut a piece of floral wire that is the same length as your rose’s stem. Wrap the wire around the stem.
  3. Wrap floral tape around the wire-wrapped stem.
  4. Line the bottom of your basket with the straw bales, laying them side by side.
  5.  Grab the rose you just prepared and insert the stem into a straw bale.
  6. Continue adding additional roses to complete your arrangement as desired.

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