There is no doubt that when you preserve flowers, you are also going to preserve long lasting memories.
This is why plenty of individuals at present are interested in preserving their funeral flowers. Thankfully,
doing this is not that tough and you can do it with utmost ease.
To preserve funeral flowers, most important thing that you need to do is to come up with a preserving powder
through four portions borax and one portion silica gel. You need to place this combination in the bottom of a
box. Lay the flowers in the box of your choice. Make sure that you sprinkle borax in a gentle manner onto the
One of the pivotal steps in this entire routine is to bury your funeral flowers properly in the borax. If there
are air gaps, it can have a negative impact so check it carefully. Last but not the least, seal the box. Make
sure that you place it in a safe location for a period of 10 days or so. After that, get rid of the borax from
your flowers. You can now pick up the flowers and dust off Borax if it is there with the help of a
Making Funeral Flowers Into a Rosary
The first thing you should do is decide which flowers to use in your beads. This comes down to your
personal taste and which flowers were available at the funernal. However, it is advisable that you use small
flower blooms like forget-me-nots or separate petals of bigger flowers like roses, you can even use the
greenery. You only fresh flowers.
Chop the flowers into small parts and place them in a sauce pan. You will not need a large amount of
petal to make the beads. A dozen or so rose petals will be more than enough. Next, add enough water to barely
cover the flowers and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for a couple of
The flowers will cook down into a paste or clay, use a strainer to remove the
water. Remove as much water as possible and place the clay into a covered dish. You can place
it in the refrigerator to cool, it will fine to leave overnight. Once the clay has cooled. you can start to
form your beads.
Take a small portion of your clay and roll it into a ball on apeice of wax paper. You need
to be very careful to avoid flattening clay.. Carry on doing this, until you get a diameter, which suits your
beads.The clay will shrink to almost half its size once its dry. Insert a needle or beading wire to keep a hole
open while the bead dries.
You can dry your beads in the oven or allow them to dry naturally. Once they are dry, string them into a rosary
and you will have a long lasting keepsake of the funeral. Making rosaries from flowers has been a practice that
goes back centruies. You will be able to pass on the funeral keepsake, along with stories of the one you loss,