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flowers in a box.

I don’t know about you, but I love receiving flowers. I am pretty picky though. I’m not a big fan of carnations, roses, or any flower that smells like death (you know what I’m talking about?). My favorites are gerber daisies — they don’t have a scent, the come in vibrant colors, and, depending on the color, are long lasting. The mini gerbers last even longer!


Since I mostly receive flowers for special occasions like birthdays or monthaversaries (yea, my fiancé and I still celebrate those), I like to keep some dried petals in keepsake boxes. I use the 2″ x 2″ x 3/4″ Amac boxes from the Container Store.


I simply fill the box with petals of choice and write the occasion on the box. One time I forgot to label my petals so now they are dubbed ‘mystery flowers’…


Maybe one day I’ll create an even bigger project with these boxes. In the meantime, they live in a shoebox and it makes me happy to see my collection grow.

Do you save your gifted flowers, too? Share below!


  1. Angel says

    Awesome collection! But a shoebox? You need to show that awesomeness off- art installation in the living room! We used to collect sand and little lovelies from the beaches we visit and keep it small jars, but it got out-of-hand, so we stopped. 🙂

  2. Mhmm, my shoebox of memories! 🙂 Oh, I like collecting things off the beach, too. I’m working on a seashell piece right now, but need to collect more shells…

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