Any easy project for children to do. They can pick any roses you have that are nearly finished flowering and collect the petals. Different coloured roses are good.Any scented floral oil can be used.


  • 10+ Petals of Fresh Roses
  • 1 Small bottle of scented oil. Rose, Jasmine etc
  • 1 flat tray
  • 1 Small bowl.


  1. Place rose petals spread out on the flat tray until dry. Could take up to three or four days.
  2. Place dry petals into bowl.
  3. Sprinkle scented oil on them, Only a few drops. Place bowl in room where you would like the scent from the Potpourri.


Putting Potpourri in glass jars with a tight lid would make great Christmas gifts for teachers also.

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  • The colours of rose petals are great for doing temporary collages too :)


  • I love pot-pourri and have several parcels of petals through out my cupboards and drawers


  • I have plenty of roses in the garden and do this all the time. smells really lovely in the house.


  • I have plenty of roses in the garden and do this all the time.


  • Potpourri always looks so lovely and the fragrance is heavenly.


  • Gonna give this a go with my daughter! Wonderful idea!


  • I used to do this a lot when I was young; inspired by my oma and my mum did it as well


  • I have never done this.But good to know.


  • My girls love picking flowers, this is a wonderful idea :)


  • This would be perfect for kids or even adults to do and make as a gift


  • I do this myself when my roses die. I love the petals and don’t want to waste them.

    • It is a wonderful way to keep beautiful roses going for longer.


  • Thank you for sharing. Very easy to make


  • My oma had her rose petals in all kind of cupboards and drawers :)

    • I love them I have just started another batch! They are so old school era.


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