Here’s how to give the queen of flowers a starring role in your home.
Mirror, mirror on the wall…
Give an unassuming mirror a new lease on life with a garland of paper roses. Cut large circles out of decorative paper, then cut these into spiral shapes that snake inwards. Roll each from the tip inwards to form a tightly coiled funnel. Holding it at the bottom, let go of the top to release the inner furls, thus creating your rose. Finally, secure with glue.
Wreathed in romance
Make a spring wreath of pale pink and yellow roses softened with spring blossoms and blushing bride. First soak a circle of florist’s foam in water overnight and then allow your creativity free rein. Hang this romantic wreath on your door, then use it on a cake stand as the centrepiece for your dinner table.
Nectar of the gods
Fill a glass jar with fresh, fragrant rose petals from your garden and top up with honey. Add a dash of rosewater and allow the mixture to stand for a few days, turning it over occasionally. Serve the honey with a stack of fresh pancakes, berries and fresh rose petals.
Perk up your party by taking refreshment to another level. Simply pop a few edible flowers into your ice trays, top with water and freeze. Then put these snazzy ice cubes into your ice bucket or ice bath. Impressive!