Composed of gorgeous colors, sweet scents, and elegant floral ensembles, bouquets have a way of making Valentine’s Day extra special. Here’s the catch: What do you do when the occasion is over and the flowers start to wilt? Do you stash it or throw it? Truth be told, keeping a bouquet may just add clutter to your space, but if you chuck it, there’s that guilt of discarding something given by that special someone.
Don’t fret, though, because we’ve got an answer for your post-Valentine dilemma! With pressed flowers, you can repurpose your bouquet in an aesthetic way reminiscent of the cottagecore trend. Plus, you can also add your own romantic signature to it in remembrance of those swoon-worthy moments with your Valentine.
But before we get to the good stuff, check out this quick Tiktok guide from user livmeloy on how to press flowers to get you started!
Here are 5 ways to reuse your bouquet with pressed flowers:
Want to feel what it’s like to have an old-fashioned romance straight out of a novel? Channel your inner Elizabeth Bennet with a personalized bookmark made with pressed flowers! This nostalgic yet useful stationery item can instantly become a reminder of your Valentine while you’re tracing a page from your recent read or leafing through your planner. Not to mention, it’s easy to make. You’ll just need some plastic sheets to laminate your flowers. To further guide you, you can check out these step-by-step instructions from Cut Out and Keep.
2. Phone Cases
Pair your dried blooms with something truly essential: phone cases! Through this, you can bring the memories of your Valentine everywhere you go. Because of its enchanting exterior, it adds an extra protection to your gadget in a stylish way. Plus, it can instantly become a cute accessory to your outfit, especially when you’re taking mirror selfies!
All you’ll need is a clear phone case and resin. To achieve this idea, you may check out Little Things for a tutorial. You may also follow Summer Girl Design’s visual guide below:
3. Resin Pendants
Perhaps the perfect way to elevate your OOTD is to add a romantic touch to it. Resin pendants made with pressed flowers are able to do just that! With this, you can store your memories with your significant other in a piece of jewelry, much like a locket, only more hip and creative!
With resin pendants, you can definitely maximize your bouquet as there are endless options to style them. Add in some ear hook clamps and you’ve got yourself some earrings or use a chain instead to make a necklace. And there you have it, your own set of personalized accessories!
For more ideas, check out Hello Lidy to see the various jewelry you can create with pressed flowers. Follow the video from Vintage Bling PH below for a guide on how to make resin pendants:
Add something special to your nook by framing your flowers! This is a wonderful way to look back on your memories with your partner. All you need is a frame of your choice and you’re good to go! Aside from using floral pieces, you can also place a photo of you and your significant other, or perhaps a heartwarming letter from them, to remind you of your precious moments.
For this chic and effortless way to repurpose bouquets, you can check out this quick and easy tutorial below:
Candles are perfect for days when you’re tired and in need of some serious rejuvenation. As we’ve learned from Heiroma, lighting one can easily soothe you and your worries. And when you decorate them with your pressed Valentine flowers, the thought of your significant other can immediately become a sense of comfort. There’s no doubt you’ll feel extra warm and snug with this idea.
You can find a candle of your liking and use glue to stick your flowers. For a step-by-step instructions, check out Hallmark Channel’s video below:
But if you want to make your own candle and add your own special twist to it, you can follow this tutorial from Sheri Vegas: