DIY Boxed Roses: Craft Idea for Leftover Valentine’s Day Roses

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What do you do with your roses after Valentine's Day, your anniversary, birthday, or any other holiday? This cheap and fast DIY project makes it easy to refresh your wilting roses. Make these boxed roses for only $5 and in less than 15 minutes! - www.theballeronabudget.com

If you’ve ever received roses for Valentine’s Day, your anniversary, birthday, or any other holiday, you’ve probably had this thought at one point or another: when are they going to start wilting so I can throw them away?

I love flowers, but absolutely dread the wilting process – it’s depressing-looking, slow, and can sometimes be a headache when you’ve got a lot to do on your schedule and can’t seem to hit the pause button to toss them out, drain the water, and clean and dry the vase.

If you’re active on Instagram, I’m sure at one point you’ve seen those 1-year boxed roses from Venus Et Fleur or The Million Roses. This quick and easy DIY project might not last you a year, but if you’re crafty and have the time to spare, why not make some use of those roses and turn them into a boxed roses arrangement? If you have a Dollar Tree or 99 Cent Only Store, the supplies will be under $5!

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Materials Needed

  • 1 dozen roses
  • Scissors
  • Small gift box (can be round or square, I’ll be doing both for this project)
  • Floral foam (should roughly be the size of the gift box – you can cut it up if it’s too big)
  • Ribbon (not necessary, but looks cute!)

Step 1: Cut the Flowers

If you have one dozen roses, make sure to pick about 9 flowers that are unblemished and pick off any dying petals. Boxed arrangements usually have about 4×4 roses, but with 1 dozen you would be short 4 extra flowers.

You can also make a larger arrangement with a bigger box and more flowers, but assuming you receive only a dozen roses, than a 3×3 box will do for this project.

Make sure to measure the height of your box and cut the stems of the roses so that the bulbs are still above the edge of the box. You can see in the photo below that the bulbs are over the top.

These DIY boxed roses are so easy to make! You can create them in less than 15 minutes with less than $5. - www.theballeronabudget.com

Step 2: Insert Floral Foam and Place the Flowers

If you were lucky enough to get a chunk of floral foam that fits perfectly inside of your gift box, then there probably isn’t going to be much else you’ll need to do. Mine fit, but it was a circle-shaped piece of foam, so I had to cut chunks from another piece and tuck into the corners where I inserted the corner flowers.

When your foam is ready and tucked in, simply place the flowers at even distances from each other, being very careful to push in lightly at the stem and not the head of each rose.

Step 1: Cut the stems of the roses so that the bulbs will sit above the box. Make sure to pick off any dying or blemished petals. - www.theballeronabudget.com

Step 3: Wrap With a Bow (Optional)

This is an optional step, but with cheaper boxes from the Dollar Tree or 99 Cent Only store, I find that the boxes don’t look as luxe unless you wrap it with a bow in the center. Nice designer-looking gift boxes can be hard to find and are possibly pricier than your average gift box, so if you want to add another step to this project, you can always get velvet or suede by the yard at your local craft store and wrap the box.

If you want to get fancy, you can grab some wide ribbon and tie a bow around the box for a more luxe touch. - www.theballeronabudget.com

These boxed roses are so simple to make and can help bring some pizzazz to roses you may have received for Valentine’s Day or any other holiday. Let me know if you made these in the comments and don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter below for more easy DIY ideas!

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What do you do with your roses after Valentine's Day, your anniversary, birthday, or any other holiday? This cheap and fast DIY project makes it easy to refresh your wilting roses. Make these boxed roses for only $5 and in less than 15 minutes! - www.theballeronabudget.com

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