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Monday, September 20, 2010

Who Likes Wrinkled Silk Flowers?

  Hi everyone!  Welcome to My Bella Rose!  Today I am linking with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday!  Thank you Susan for being such a gracious hostess! 


Have you ever taken your previously stored silk flowers out of the box and they are as wrinkled as can be?  You want to just throw them away and buy new.  Now I don’t about you, but I can’t be buying new flowers every year.  So what do I do?  I steam them!  Let me tell you, it does work! Here is a “before” picture of some sunflowers I just took out of a box and they are very wrinkly.



I fill a pot with water and let it boil.  While it’s boiling, I hold the flower and let the steam do the work.


Please be careful once the water is boiling.   Protect your hands with gloves if you have to.  The steam gets very hot!

Look at them now!  They look good as new! Don’t you think? 


Pretty! Pretty!


I am ready to hang them on my garland for fall! :)

So there you have it! I hope this tip helps you!

And as always…





Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks for that awesome tip and thanks for coming by and following. I will do the same. Kim

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Gteat tip this one..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Sandi (Meme) said...

Wow! What an incredible difference! I never knew they would change that much. Great idea, and thanks so much for sharing. Have a great week! Sandi

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Thanks for the fabulous tip!

I'm a new follower from Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Have a great week!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

A blog for those who love everything about the coastal lifestyle...Shopping. Decorating. Crafts. Travel.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

It's been way too long since we've visited, my friend! How are you doing? I hope that my note finds you and your sweet family all doing well! I'm so glad that you stopped by yesterday! Thanks for taking a peek at my autumn decor and for leaving such a sweet note!

Girlfriend, what a wonderful tip! This is the first time that I've heard of steaming silk flowers but they turned out as good as new! Love this great idea! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Sandra! Long time since I have stopped by! Wow! I always hate it when I pull out my silk flowers from season to season and they look so awful! You have given a great idea here!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great one!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Okay, super tip. I will cetianly be using this one. Thanks for stopping by In His Grip.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Sandra,

What a difference! Thanks for the tip!

~ Tracy

Anonymous said...

Sandra, that is just the best solution!! I've thrown away flowers in the past because I thought they weren't salvageable. Now I could kick myself. Such an easy, free way to fix the flowers.

Blondie's Journal said...

I like this tip...I never know what to expect when I unpack flowers for the new season!! :-)


Melanie said...

Great tip! Thanks for sharing it.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

That is such a great idea!! I am always at a loss of what to do! Thanks for the tip!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Sandra, That is a wonderful tip! I do notice when I pull out my seasonal flowers they often don't look so great. What an easy solution!

I was interested in your Zumba post. That class is offered at our Y but have not tried it. I LOVE Body Pump and also do step aerobics.

Thanks for your visit to my blog!

Ana said...

What an awesome tip Sandra...Very clever! I'll definitely be trying it out on my wrinkled pretties. Thanks my friend. Wishing you a fantabulous Wednesday!


Marydon said...

Oh, Sandra, TY!!! for such a wonderful idea. Will give it the old 1, 2, 3! They look fabulously refreshed.

Have a great day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Holy moly!!! what a great idea!! They look fabulous!!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

They do look good as new. Thanks for the advice. And thanks for coming to visit me at my blog.

PS - Love your previous post about Zumba. I closely resemble the lady in the cartoon when I'm doing it. Go get fit Sandra!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is a great tip. I have a huge old crock that I keep my silk flowers in, so they don't ever get crushed in a box, but it is nice to know that this works!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great tip, Sandra! I've never heard of this before, but I will definitely be trying it!

Ashley ~ said...

Great tip*!!! Your steamed flowers LOOK LIKE NEW*! Thanks for sharing*! ((hugs)) _Ashley

Life with L said...

Great tip Sandra! I can see it will work for all of our silk flowers. No worries about your age sweetie. We are as young as we feel. Linda