Here are some tips on how to make your beautiful flowers last longer!
1. USE SODA
Add ¼ cup of soda in a vase with water. The sugar will make the flowers last longer.
2. HAIRSPRAY IT
Spritz some hairspray on the undersides of the leaves and petals to preserve it.
3. ADD SOME APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 tablespoons of sugar to your water to enhance your flowers’ longevity.
4. A LITTLE VODKA DOES THE TRICK
To minimize the growth of bacteria, add a few drops of vodka to the water along with 1 teaspoon of sugar. Then change the water every day, refreshing the vodka and sugar each time you do.
Crush some aspirin and add it to the water of your flowers. Then change the water every few days, adding newly crushed aspirin each time.
During the Victorian times, there was a limited flower selection so certain flowers had specific meanings which people would use to symbolize certain things. See all the different flowers and its meanings here:
If you received flowers last Feb 14…good for you! Now it’s time to OCfy it! There’s no need to always go the traditional vase route!
Why not use a toothbrush holder?
How about painting some used soft drink bottles? You can get the step by step DIY instructions here: http://organizeyourstuffnow.com/wordpress/coke-bottle-flower-vases
Or just collect lots of old wine bottles to create a spectacular display just like this one!
Whatever container you choose, with a little imagination, water and some fleurs, you can make your home a little cozier, and a whole lot prettier!