How to Recycle Silk Flowers
After you have collected your flowers, look around your house to see what could use a little bit of color and flower detail. For example, you can add a few petals to your lampshades, storage boxes, candleholders or mirrors. All you need are scissors and a hot glue gun. Or you can update your flower arrangements and add new ones in the kitchen or living room, especially for spring, summer and fall. Start using those empty baskets, containers and vases that you keep in the basement and garage for these seasonal arrangements.
If changing your home accents doesn’t sound appealing to you, use those old silk bridal flowers to enhance your accessories. You can add flower heads to the end of bobby pins to make barrettes or you can make a necklace and matching bracelet. Children even enjoy these types of crafts, but make sure to supervise the glue gun.
Whenever you’re recycling silk flowers, you should pull out your craft containers. Sometimes ribbon, twine, beads, glitter, etc. come in handy, and you can fix any discolored petals with markers. It’s often the smaller details that make all of the difference.