IDEA 4: Rose Beads
Rather than drying the rose petals, you can also turn them into beautiful fragrant rose beads. Kathryn at Plant Whatever Brings You Joy shares how to make rose beads in a detailed tutorial including photos and step-by-step instructions.
The photo below and instructions on her site were excerpted from Practical Herbs by Henriette Kress. Visit Plant Whatever Brings You Joy to learn how to make this rose petal craft:
IDEA 5: Flower Petal and Leaf Wax Paper Votive Candle Holders
This idea for Flower Petal and Leaf Wax Paper Votive Candle Holders comes from Club Chica Circle. The instructions claim it’s so easy, even kids can help. The votive candle holders are pretty enough to display in your own home, to give as gifts to friends or use as favors at a bridal shower or wedding. Visit Club Chica Circle to learn how to make this rose petal craft:
IDEA 6: Rose Petal Milk Bath
Another great gift idea to make with rose petals is this Rose Petal Milk Bath from Running with Sisters. Their website includes the recipe as well as a free printable for the label. They suggest using recycled jelly jars for the container and give great suggestions on how to make the jars gift-ready. Visit Running with Sisters to learn how to make this rose petal craft:
IDEA 7: Scented Bath Oil Fizzy Bomb Melts
In case you needed another reason to fill your bathtub after reading that last idea, these luxurious Scented Bath Oil Fizzy Bomb Melts from Anna at Nature’s Home Spa will “fizzle away in your tub as your stress and weariness fizzles right away!”
Anna’s website includes a detailed recipe as well as helpful hints on how to make them perfectly shaped and scented to use for yourself or for gifts. Visit Nature’s Home Spa to learn how to make this rose petal craft:
IDEA 8: Rose Petal Filled Heart
I found this beautiful Rose Petal Filled Heart on All About You along with the instructions to make it. They suggest using “the completed heart as a drawer-scenter on its own, or sew it to a Valentine card, or to a cushion, or add a ribbon loop to hang it up.” So many great ideas! I wonder if it would also work in one of my mother-in-laws scrapbooks? Visit All About You to learn how to make this rose petal craft:
IDEA 9: Decoupage Rose Votives
Amanda Formano at Crafts by Amanda shares this idea for Decoupage Rose Votives. She says that while they’re festive for Valentine’s Day, they look great for any occasion and last forever. On her website, she gives great step-by-step instructions including how to make the glue she uses for decoupage. Visit Crafts by Amanda to learn how to make this rose petal craft:
IDEA 10: Monograms and Framed Art
I love, love, LOVE this idea from Brooke at The Crafting Chicks to use dried and crushed rose petals to create Monograms and Framed Art. It a great way to turn sentimental rose petals into a “wonderful and meaningful piece of art”. I just wish I had seen this idea back when I still had the dried flower from my wedding!
Brooke makes it look easy and shows how to make this step-by-step with photos. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of her post to see the butterfly art she made for her daughters using pink roses that their father had given them after a dance recital. So cute! Visit The Crafting Chicks to learn how to make this rose petal craft:
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Update – 3 More Ideas
You loved these ideas so much I decided to share some more that I found. Please keep sharing more ideas with us.
- Make keepsake jewelry – this video will walk you through every step.
- Pressed Rose Petal Tray – looks beautiful on your bed or coffee table
- Create Dried Flower Pendants – These are so beautiful!
While you’re here, be sure to check out these additional craft ideas on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry™ –
- DIY Decorated Shadow Box Initial Art
- Dried Flower Wreath
- Sea Glass Candle: How To Make An Embedded Candle
Originally published February 2014, updated February 2018.