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Preserving Funeral Flowers

The floral arrangements you see at funerals not only pay respect to the deceased but also more importantly relax the place. After the event is over, one way to preserve a funeral flower is the dry it out. Another way that you can keep the flower as a memorial item is to make the funeral flowers into a rosary. 

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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 petals.

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 brush.

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 hours. 

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, for generations.