Well nothing lasts forever and a few short weeks later the amaryllis was past its prime. The dried up flowers still looked kind of cool though, so rather than tossing them I salvaged the pretty petals for a dried flower arrangement.
I plucked the dried petals and then twisted them together to form this cute little arrangement. This little vase that I picked up at the Christmas Tree Shops for under a buck is the perfect size to display the dried flowers. Since the petals shrunk as they dried, I made the arraignment look a little beefier by combining the petals from two past-due amaryllis plants.
I’ve been displaying this dried arrangement for a few weeks and so far it’s been holding up well. It’s nice to extend the beauty of these pretty flowers a little longer. Do you have any tips for lengthening the life of flowers or displaying them once they’re past their prime?