What to Do With Funeral Flowers After the Service

Friday, December 3, 2021

The time around the death of a loved one is a confusing, hectic period. Not only do you have to grieve and handle the grief of other ones, but you also have to get involved with all of the steps of funeral planning. 

But between the pre-planning, funeral service, and burial, there's one definite thing at almost all funerals—there will be a lot of funeral flowers. 

At first, receiving funeral flowers feels like a blessing. After all, funeral flowers have a long, beautiful history. But at the end of the day, it can become just another stressor if you're not sure what to do with said flowers. 

This article will walk you through some things you can do to put the best funeral flowers to use after the funeral. So read on!

Dry the Petals

If you want to get some lasting mileage out of your funeral flowers, you should consider drying your pedals. It's a process that can be as simple as hanging your flowers upside down until all of the water leaves them. 

You can place these pedals into a glass ornament and hang them around your house. If your family is religious, you can even make use of this as a Christmas ornament. 

You can easily display these in vases with a little bit of artistic talent. The world is your oyster when it comes to decoration. Place other items in the vase with the petals to bring the tribute together. 

Give Back to the Community

If you'd rather not deal with your flowers after the funeral, consider giving them to a place in your community that needs them. For example, local churches, community centers, and nursing homes might need flowers for various services that they conduct. 

This is a great way to handle all of your flowers at once without throwing anything away. 

Make Floral Candles 

This idea is for the more adventurous and crafty.  

Place your flower petals into drying candle wax as you're conducting your next candle-making project. This will give your candles a unique scene that can remind you of your loved one. 

This form of re-using flowers is extra valuable since candles have their own place in the world of funeral tributes and arrangements. You can combine your use of flowers and candles into our very own customized ritual. 

Place Flowers on Another Grave

If you're burying your loved one in the same graveyard that another loved one is buried in, you can re-use some of your flowers to pay tribute to another loved one. 

Spread your flowers between both loved ones to symbolize their reunion in the afterlife. 

Re-use Your Funeral Flowers

Funeral flowers are something that you'll definitely have to deal with at any funeral. But, thankfully, there are ways to make use of them so that you don't have a ton of flowers on your hands going to waste. 

Funerals are never easy, but we're here to make it so that they're not impossible. Request information from us today, and you'll be well on your way to having a smooth funeral.

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