For the boys:
Buy the girl some flowers.
For the girls:
Save them forever.
In this beautiful decorative piece I have every single flower that my husband ever bought for me. From the first bouquet, to pre Marine Ball celebrations, and to the just because flowers they are stored in this piece as a keepsake. If my house was to ever catch on fire this would be the first item that I would grab to save. I will probably never understand why receiving flowers is such a grand gesture but seeing them everyday really helped when my husband was away. Not only does this work as a cute home decoration but there is that special meaning behind it.
This specific decorative piece is from Pier One. It has one door and is surrounded with glass. It is about two feet tall and six inches wide. There are plenty of different options that can be used to store your flowers as all you have to do get creative when choosing. You can use decorated mason jars and store the flowers from each occasion separately, store them in the vase that came along with the flowers, or find something like this.
To dry out the flowers I simply hung them upside down in the closet by a pant hanger. There are hundreds of other ways to preserve them that can be found on Pinterest. After the flowers are done drying out, I cut the stems and toss them into the container.
- For each layer added into the collection add a label on the back side of the vase with the date and the reason.
- Keep away from cats.