I recently ran to the store and found some roses on discount. I loved the color, couldn’t resist more flowers and swooped them up! Getting home I decide to play with an idea and was excited to see it work… So today I wanted to share with you how I took these store bought roses and made them look like garden grown roses!
You can see how tight these pretty little blooms are and while they are gorgeous, my favorite roses are the cottage/David Austin variety.
By gently pulling the petals away from the center, the rose will open up.
As you can see here, it is looking more like a rose you may find in your garden. Don’t worry if the petals split a bit.
Like roses themselves there is no perfect or right or wrong way for them to end up looking. I just tried to focus and expanding the petals and letting the middle peek through.
Because you are pulling on them they may turn a little and have some browning. I have found they do not last as long either. But my garden roses are very fragile and much like these, they will not last very long as well.
I love how romantic they are and how they bring beauty wherever they are displayed.
Simple pretty elegance again at an affordable price… Especially if you can find the older roses that stores are trying to get rid of!
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Don’t forget this flower tip you may find useful with all the upcoming holidays and get togethers too!