4 DIY Ideas For Dried Rose Petals

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4 DIY Ideas For Dried Rose Petals

Rose Petal Craft Ideas

People seem to be consistently interested in rustic designs. And what better way to achieve this than with dried flowers, like roses from Fresh FlowersThere are a ton of cool things you can do with dried roses beside adding their natural beauty to your home decor. Explore 4 DIY Ideas For Dried Rose Petals:

Rose Oil

People can use it as an antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, even as a laxative; and these are not even half of its benefits. To make rose oil, fill a jar two-thirds of the way with dried roses. Cover with olive oil, about an inch over the top of the roses. Close the jar tightly and let the mixture sit for 2-3 weeks. Once it is ready, strain out the roses and pour the rose oil into a clean container.

You can infuse the mixture with additional herbs if you want. Just make sure the smells, regardless of the benefits you can get from it, fit together.  

Rose Water

We have all heard of almond water, probably tasted sparkling water, but rose water? Well, it does exist and people use as a facial toner or as a freshening spray. For this, you will need a third of a cup of dried roses, a third of a cup of witch hazel, two-thirds distilled water, and a glass jar.  

Put the roses in the jar. In a small bowl, mix the water and the witch hazel, then pour it in with the roses. Make sure there is at least 2 inches of the mixture above the roses. Cover it tightly and let sit for 2 weeks away from direct sunlight. Then, strain out the roses, pour out the mixture into a clean container, and store it in a cool place.

Rose Scents

Potpourri scents help create an environment of calm, peace, and relaxation. You will need at the most, a cup of dried roses, dried orange peels, half a cup of dried lavender, and lavender essential oil.

Place all your dried ingredients in a bowl (roses, orange peels, and lavender). Put a few drops of lavender oil and toss them gently together. Put them in a glass jar and close it tightly. Let it sit for two days so that the scents will come together.  

Rose Ice Cubes

This adds a great twist to iced herbal tea. Rose ice cubes are very easy to make. All you need is an ice tray filled with clean water. Place the petals in each square, pop them in the freezer, and you are good to go! Just make sure the roses have not been sprayed with any kind of chemical. You can clean them before drying out the petals, just to be sure.

These are fun and easy ideas you do with dried roses, far beyond scrapbooking and other interior design projects. Do these with friends or family for even more fun!

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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.

Comments

  1. Mihaela Echols says:

    The ice one seems interesting. I really like the rose scent one!

    • It’s a great one for romantic nights too! If you’re just wanting something elegant in general, the ice cubes add a nice touch.

  2. Bonnie Lee says:

    Very nice ideas!! I can’t wait to try some of these!

  3. I’m glad you enjoyed them! Feel free to come back and let us know how your experience was!

  4. These are really nice ideas! I’d love to try making rose oil. I have sniffed the rose essential oil at whole foods, it smells so nice, but you need smelling salts for the price!

    • Krystle says:

      Oh yes, rose oil is super pricey simply because it takes so many roses to make one little bottle. I’ve always wanted to make my own as well.

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