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What to do with dried roses?

Posted by adj2004 Charlotte, NC (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 11, 05 at 17:53

I have 2 dozen roses that I've dried by hanging upside down, but now I'm at a loss with what to do with them. I've thought of hot-gluing the buds to mat board and framing them in a shadowbox to keep them dust free, but I don't know if that will even work. I don't want them to fall apart and get ruined, since they are from my husband, but they're taking up space (and look pretty sorry) just hanging upside down from a wire hanger! Any ideas?

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RE: What to do with dried roses?

Coat them with Dresden Clear Glaze; let dry thoroughly and put them into the shadowbox.

RE: What to do with dried roses?

Or after spray coating them, make a wire swag out of them and hang them over a framed piece of art, a window or a mirror, etc. You may have to embellish it with ribbon or anything else you can think of. I plan to make a hair ornament with some very shortly. I will wrap the stems with floral tape and afix to a hair comb to be worn in front of a bun placed high on my head.

RE: What to do with dried roses?

I have always saved mine, until I had enough to make a wreath. I have a few dried rose and babies breathe wreaths!
I also decorate picture frames with them..Our wedding pic is one I did with flowers he gave me...spray them first


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