Spring is finally here, and with it comes an abundance of fresh blooms. For green thumbs, spring is one of the most exciting times of the year… But even if you don’t garden yourself, there are lots of ways to use flower to freshen up both your air and your home decor. Rose petals are particularly classic, but there are more ways to use them than simply displaying them in a vase. Here are five of our favorite ideas.
DIY Rose Petal Soaps
This super easy DIY is perfect for those who want to display some fun colors without taking up a lot of space. Incorporate rose petals (or any petals, for that matter) into a homemade soap bar. This fun and functional project only requires an all-natural soap base, a soap mold, and essential oils. You can also use beet juice to turn the soaps a delightful shade of pink.
There’s an assumption these days that floral headbands are only appropriate at music festivals, but these earthy crowns have been symbolic of nature and fertility for ages. They’re a fun and fashionable way to show off your blooms. This DIY will walk you through the project, but be ready to use your floral crown right away — when made with fresh flowers, these crowns will only last a day or two.
Homemade Rose Petal Potpourri
Fragrance your home with all the smells of spring. Potpourri is an amazing, non-toxic way to keep your house smelling extraordinarily lovely. All you’ll need for this DIY potpourri are a dozen roses, some newspaper, cinnamon, dried lavender, some rose essential oil and a sealable glass container.
Edible Flower Ice Cubes
I especially love this project if you’re planning to host a party or have guests over. They’ll certainly be impressed by these adorable DIY ice cubes. Just be sure to use edible rose petals (organically grown ones for sure) in this fun project!
Here’s another edible option for those who are so inclined. Make your pastries, breads and desserts rose-infused by incorporating roses into your DIY sugar. It’s a super easy trick that will enliven all of your homemade sweets with the scent of spring.