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5 Creative Ways to Preserve Funeral Flowers

If roses grow in heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my Mother’s arms and tell her they’re from me. Tell her I love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day, but there’s an ache within my heart that will never go away.

– Anonymous

Flowers are one of the earth’s most beautiful creations. Whether it’s funeral flowers or flowers from a deceased loved one’s garden, many often wish that it was possible to preserve them as a way to remember their loved one.

Here are some simple and creative ways that you can keep those flowers around for a long time to come.


Make a Picture Frame Keepsake

Courtesy of A Girl and her Glue Gun: how to instructions can be found here.

Courtesy of A Girl and her Glue Gun: how to instructions can be found here.

We love this idea because it is a simple yet beautiful reminder of our loved one. Instead of writing the word love, you could put the name of your loved one, the years they were born and died, or their birthdate.
Here’s another version of this idea but using even more of the flowers!

Funeral Flowers - Picture Frame Keepsake 2

Preserve Flowers with Borax

Courtesy of 20 Mule Team Borax: Find instructions here!

Courtesy of 20 Mule Team Borax: Find instructions here!

This is another DIY project but it’s for preserving whole flowers. This option is great if you want to preserve an entire bouquet of flowers. The instructions even have a video for you to follow so it’s easy to follow.

Wax Dipped Flowers

Wax Flowers

This simple YouTube video from 1800 Flowers is another great way to preserve whole flowers or bouquets. She even shows examples of flowers that were waxed a couple days ago so you can see how well they are preserved.

Memorial Flower Jewelry

If you’re not a DIYer, then this option may be for you. This company takes your flowers, dries them and creates a one of a kind piece of jewelry for you to remember your loved one by. They have lots of different options to choose from.

Wax Paper Bookmark

Courtesy of Snapguide: Instructions can be found here!

Courtesy of Snapguide: Instructions can be found here!

Here’s one last DIY project for you to preserve funeral flowers. The guide state that you should use flatter flowers to make this project work. The beautiful colors of the bookmark will be a great reminder of your loved one.

What other creative ways have you used to preserved flowers? We would love to hear your suggestions or show us the memorial keepsakes you have made from the ideas given today!


  • Jenny Posted March 21, 2018 7:23 am

    My momma passed away 2 weeks ago my husband took a rose for each of our children and I took a lily, he has them hung upside down drying out, my mom was from the country as well as I, I have a mason jar with a lid I would like to put them in any A-Z ideas on how to keep them in there and preserve them to put beside her picture, or any neater ideas!?

    • Tyler Posted March 26, 2019 5:24 pm

      Jenny, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I just recently lost my grandfather on the 16th. I took some of his funeral flowers and actually made shadow boxes for my grandmother, mother, aunt and uncle. I placed the dried flowers in the box and taped them in out of fear that hot glue would be too much. I then attached his obituary that included his picture (you can use that or a small picture of your mother if you like) and I also placed one of his funeral cards in the box. I know this has nothing to do with preserving them in a mason jar, but hopefully this helps a little as far as ideas! All the best- Tyler

  • Kemmy Baker Posted September 5, 2019 9:27 pm

    Ive heard small rocks can be made out of funneral flowers. My mother in law just died and my spouse was everything to her mom. Id like some information if this can be done.

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