We were more than a little excited when we discovered that you can preserve Roses with with wax to the point that you cannot tell between a fresh or waxed rose.
It is a very easy process and when we checked into how long they last, 4 weeks later they were going strong but not only that, 4 months later, they had taken on a very rustic look.
You may ask yourself how you can display your wax roses and use them in a unique way. Well, Julie from 1800 Flowers has some simple suggestions and she is the creator behind the video tutorial that we are featuring for you below.
She has created the adorable waxed flower nest and the succulent display and they really look extremely gorgeous don’t you think.
How To Preserve Roses With Wax Video
Julie runs through the easy process of how to preserve roses with wax and you will adore just how easy they are to recreate at home.
She uses Soy Wax which is available in flake form in her demonstration. We have outlined what you need for the tutorial further down as well as photos at the 4 week and 4 month mark. Be sure to view after the video. To watch, click Play above ^
Here’s the waxed roses revisited. The roses in the top photo are taken at 4 weeks and the photo below is four months. Don’t you love the rustic look. Let’s see what you need for this project.
What You Need
- Open roses
- Microwave-safe container
- Soy wax flakes
- Candy thermometer (optional)
- Empty bottles or vases or wax paper
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