14 Jun '11, 11am

10 ways to reuse... a rose?

June is National Rose Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to discover the loads of DIY projects for the rose beyond vases and potpourri. Here are 10 creative uses for the beautiful blossoms. 1. Use them for gift wrap The next time you’re wrapping a gift, skip the tissue paper, and use rose petals instead. The pretty surprise adds a touch of elegance to your gifts – and a lovely scent, too. This method is perfect for wedding gifts, and it’s a great reuse option for rehearsal dinner centerpieces – if you’re willing to save gift wrapping for the last minute. Collect the roses from each centerpiece (or any that are beginning to wilt in your garden or house if you’re doing this at home). Gently pull out the petals, and lay them out to dry if desired. You can use dried petals or fresh ones for this. 2. Make surprising candies Candied rose petals, violets and other...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/06/14/tips-for-reusing-roses/

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