I’m so tired! I woke up this morning, on a Saturday, by choice at 6:30 am! That’s craziness! Right now I am trying to hold my eyes open, so I can share this post with you. Last week was my birthday, which most of you know. Well, I received beautiful flowers from both my husband and my mom. My mom had a dozen light pink and pink roses on breakfast table, when I came over. Then it only got better, because when I arrived to work, my husband had dropped off a dozen pink and yellow roses. Both arrangements were beautiful and they definitely made me smile! Nothing is better than a fresh bouquet of flowers on your kitchen table or coffee table, so for a week I changed their water everyday and gave them their plant food. But sadly they began to droop, after about 5 days and I so badly wanted to do something special with them. Growing up the esthetic of my home was very Victorian and I remember my mom and dad always had potpourri. I even remember making potpourri with my cousin when we were little girls. I had to put my drooping flowers to good use, so I thought of two great ideas, one being to make potpourri and the other I will share with you later, in another post. This past Thursday I got home a little earlier than usual, so I decided to make my homemade potpourri. It was super easy and you should try it next time you don’t know what to do with your sad drooping flowers!
What You Will Need:
1 large bowl
Cranberry Joy Oil – or any oil(s) for fragrance
1 sealed jar
4 Easy Steps to Homemade Potpourri:
1. Cut the roses from the their stems
2. Begin peeling each of the layers of petals from the bud (the whole time I was doing this, I was thinking “he loves me!”/”he loves me not!”).
3. Drizzle oil(s) on petals and mix, making sure the oil(s) coats each of the rose petals (my dear friend Nadine had bought me this bottle of oil called “Cranberry Joy” – from The Body Shop for my birthday, so I used that mixture of oils to fragrance my petals).
4. Lastly, place the petals in a sealed jar and store in a dark place for a week and Wa-lah, homemade potpourri!