A few things you can do with your leftover roses instead of tossing them in the trash.

  

Now that the most romantic day  of the year has come and gone, many of us are enjoying the beauty of  fresh flowers given by our sweeties. But what are we supposed to do with  them as time passes and they wither and die? Here are some ways to make  the most of those blooms, so you’re not just tossing all that love in  the trash.

Let them die - Because you can decorate with them. Stick them in a vase and you’ll have a reminder of your S.O.’s thoughtful gift forever.

Get crafty - Channel your inner Martha Stewart and  hang the flowers in a window, or shape them into a cool design and  frame them. Or press them and use them to add to the personalized  homemade stationery you’re planning to make, or the handmade candles  you’re making someday.

Make potpourri - If  homemade candles and paper are a bit out of your crafting comfort zone,  just take those fallen petals and create a sweet smelling potpourri with  them. This is a beginner level project - all you need is some spices or  citrus peel to add to the mix and your room or drawer will be  garden-fresh in no time.

Create a cleaning agent - Who knew you could make a cleaning product with your leftover flowers? The smarties at Organic Authority,  that’s who. According to them, this is “a thing” and it’s an easy  recipe: add a quarter cup of flower petals to a cup of baking soda and a  tablespoon of salt. Voila - sweet smelling, natural cleaning product.

DIY rosewater - Use your leftover blooms to make a make a lightly scented water that you can pour into a spray bottle to use as a facial toner, or spritz your bed linens before you sleep.

Source: MamaMia