9 Amazing Things To Do With Funeral Flowers After The Funeral

After the funeral, there will be flowers.

And perhaps in your case, there will be many flowers left over. 

I know what you’re thinking… “what should I do with all the beautiful funeral flowers lying around?!”

And that, my friend, is where we got you covered.

Check out these 9 creative ways to put your funeral flowers to use:


1. Make your own homemade flower petal paper.

This homemade paper is a multi-step craft project, but it can be done in one day and without any complicated supplies! Check out the tutorial on how to make your own handmade paper flower petal paper here.

Photo via Burnett’s Boards


2. Dry the petals and make a potpourri

Whether or not you’re into the idea of potpourri, dried flowers still make a beautiful decor or keepsake. Simple let them dry in the sun, and find a decorative jar to place them in. Everytime you see the flowers, you’ll be reminded of your loved one.

Photo via Popsugar

3. Take a flower bath.

Chances are, after everything you’ve been through with the passing of a loved one, you and the folks you love the most could certainly use some self care. Why not use the flowers from the service to make a flower bath? The petals infuse the water with healing properties, and you won’t let the flowers go to waste.

Check out how to make your own flower bath here.

Photo via Pop Sugar


4. Press your flowers into a gift for others

Whether it’s a thank you card, a scrapbook page, or a greeting card, use your funeral flowers to create beauty that can uplift others. 

Wanna try? Here’s a guide on pressing flowers.

Photo via Martha Stewart


5. Create some wall art

If you’re not into super crafty projects, but would love to keep some of the funeral flowers in your home, this might be the mini project for you. Simply place the fresh flowers in a picture frame, and they’ll dry on their own and become art! All you have to do is grab a frame that fits them and adds to their beauty.

Get more info on how to make your own floral wall art here.

Photo via Less Waste World


6. Make your own floral candles

Another thing you can do with the dried flowers is make your own candles with them. Simply place the dried flowers in the candle wax as you’re making your own candle, and voila. You can make a small ritual to light the candle for 30 days after the loss, or whenever you miss your loved ones.

Here’s how to make your own flower candles.

Photo via Popsugar


7. Transform your funeral flowers into natural fabric dye

Did you know you can dye pieces of clothing and household items with flowers!? Natural plant dying is trending in today’s world, especially amongst younger folks. You can use your flowers to die clothing items, towels, socks, handkerchiefs… the possibilities are endless!


8. Hang your flowers to add some decor to your home

Hanging flowers has long been a way to uplift a room in your home, and it’s SO easy to do. Simply grab some twine or thread, and voila! You’ve got yourself a quick and easy DIY decor project.

Here’s some creative inspiration for you.

dried flowers hanging on the wall.It decoration wall of living room

Photo by Old Farmer’s Almanac


9. Compost them

If all else fails, and your flowers have become a little too brown, you can always compost them. Use the compost to plant a new tree in honor of your loved one, or place them in your garden. Composting is a way to let death fuel new life! What a beautiful cycle. 


What else have you done with your funeral flowers? Tell us about your creative ideas in the comments below!

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