Make a Petal Puck Using Flowers That are Past Their Prime

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Which do you prefer: fresh flowers, or plants? I am normally a house plant lover, because I always feel like I have wasted so much money on flowers as I only enjoy them for a bit, and then throw them away as each petal starts to curl. I will not deny that a bouquet of fresh flowers brings me so much joy, and lightens the vibe of any living space, though!

If you received (or purchased for yourself 🙌) flowers, we will show you one way to enjoy them a little bit longer!

Supply List

  • greens, flowers, petals, berries, leaves, sticks etc.
  • garden sheers or scissor
  • Bundt pan, jello ring or dish
  • water
  • a below freezing place- either outside or in a freezer
  • string, wire, ribbon or twine

Gather your petals and greens that are past their prime.

Use gardening sheers or scissors to cut the heads off of the flowers. You can break up the petals if you would like – almost like a floral confetti. You can also go for a little scavenger hunt outside with the kids to gather sticks, leaves, pine cones, and berries to use.

flowers past prime

Prep your Bundt pan or dish. 

Sporadically fill the bottom of the pan or dish with the greens, blooms and petals. Keep in mind that once you pour water over the petals, they will move around a bit, so don’t spend too much time putting everything in the perfect place.

Fill your dish with water.

Slowly pour just enough water in the dish to cover the flowers and greens. The clippings will move around a bit, and they may even float.

Let the water freeze solid.

If the outside temperature is below freezing (less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit), set the dish outside to freeze over. You could also place it in your freezer and leave alone until it is frozen solid. 

Just in case you do not know what the temperature is outside, we have the most current local weather right on the Duluth Mom homepage!

Remove petal puck from pan and display!

Remove the frozen solid ice from the pan by running warm water over the bottom of the pan just long enough to loosen the ring. Once you have the ice out, tie a string, ribbon, or twine through the middle.  Find a tree or a plant hanger to hang it on outside! I like to choose a sunny spot so I can see the sparkly ice as the sun shines through.

Photo Credit: Mollie Meinhold
Photo Credit: Mollie Meinhold

We would love to see your finished project! Share your Petal Puck picture on Instagram and tag us at @duluthmom!

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A lake girl at heart, Andrea is thrilled to be a Minnesota resident once again! Originally from the Iron Range, she has called North Dakota home for nearly the last decade. She moved to the area this past November with her husband Yu, their two year old daughter Charlee, and their chihuahua rescue named Tink. Her passions include: her dear friends, feel good music, great food, philanthropy, volunteerism, hunger relief, hospitality, event planning and most importantly...coffee!! You will find her scoping out local coffee shops, with or without Charlee, any and every day of the week! You can follow her on Instagram @andrea_coffeeholic