5 funeral flower keepsake ideas and how to make them

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Not sure what to do with flowers after the funeral? There are lots of ways to preserve funeral flowers so that you can keep them for longer and share them with other family members and friends as a special keepsake.

Here are some ways to create keepsakes made from funeral flowers:

  1. Dry the funeral flowers and display them
  2. Make pressed flower art
  3. Make a glass bauble
  4. Create a piece of jewellery
  5. Make a floral memorial candle

1. Dry the funeral flowers and display them

If you want to preserve the flowers after the funeral so that you can display them at home, here’s what you need to do:

2. Make pressed flower art

Another way of creating a funeral flower keepsake is by making pressed flower art. This is a clever way of preserving smaller, more delicate flowers. Here’s the process and how to make them into something personal and unique:

Now that the flowers are dry, you can arrange them and frame them. You can repeat the process several times so you can give a funeral flower keepsake to other family members and friends too .

3. Make a glass bauble

If you have a lot of flowers to preserve, you don’t have to stop at just framing them. The good thing about pressing flowers is that you can make other personalised funeral keepsakes. A glass ornament like a bauble is good way of preserving the flowers and creating a keepsake for other family members. It could be added to your collection of Christmas tree decorations (if you celebrate it) so that you can remember a loved one who’s passed away during the holidays.

Once you’ve pressed your chosen flowers, all you have to do is add them to a clear ornament. You can buy these online or at most craft shops. You can also personalise it further by painting the name of the person who’s passed away onto the bauble. Or you could get it etched on by a professional. You could also add a ribbon in their favourite colour or place the date of birth and death of the person on the bauble too. It’s a good way of preserving the funeral flowers and making a unique funeral keepsake.

4. Create a piece of jewellery

A similar idea to the glass bauble, but this is a funeral keepsake that you can keep close all year around. Using your pressed funeral flowers, you can create a unique ring or pendant as a memorial to your loved one.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

5. Make a floral memorial candle

If you’re looking for funeral keepsake gifts to give to loved ones who helped you plan the funeral or for those who attended, this is a simple but thoughtful choice. Here’s how to make a memorial candle out of the funeral flowers you’ve pressed and preserved:

Now you know how to make a keepsake from funeral flowers you can choose one that’s most fitting. We hope it helps you preserve the memory of your loved one or helps you say thank you to friends and family who’ve helped you since your loss.

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