Introduction: Dried Roses the Easy Way
This is an easy way to preserve a special bouquet of roses. It makes an easy, natural decoration for your wall. It's a great way to save your Mother's Day bouquet; she'll remember how much you appreciate her for years to come.
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Step 1: Preparing the Roses
Long before the flowers fade, remove them from the vase.
Remove any faded leaves and blooms.
Using a handy-dandy pruner, trim stems. (If I win the contest, I too, will have a handy-dandy pruner.)
Step 2: Bundling Your Flowers
Gather your roses into a pleasant arrangement. Trim stems and flowers as needed to enhance your arrangement.
Take a piece of sewing thread, approximately 24 inches long, and wind it tightly around the stems. Weave it in and out of the individual stems to securely fasten the entire bunch.
Step 3: Hanging Your Roses
Insert a straight pin into your wall in the desired location.
Place the rose bunch upside down on the wall with the level of the thread wrap slightly above the pin. Gently lower the bunch down until the thread catches on the pin.
Step 4: The Final Results
Your roses will gradually dry, leaving you with a lasting memory of that special occasion.
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