Saturday, March 5, 2011

Adventures in Potpourri Making

I'm trying new avenues of craftiness: namely with flowers.

I've been scavenging my workplace for the wilted rejects and seeing if I can preserve them. Valentine roses= potpourri and voila! Trash to treasure.

There is no secret that I know of. Rip the petals from the stalks, keep exposed to sunlight, and agitate frequently to avoid mold. I have a lovely window box outside my kitchen, and spread the few dozen roses along the shelf for maximum sun exposure.

And to think, this all came from a tired old bouquet that would have sat in the trash.

Any creative ideas on using potpourri?

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