How To Make Your Own Artisanal Rose Paper
The GC staff loves floral art and nature crafts, especially when those activities involve elements of recycling and using ingredients that kids (or adults!) can source from the garden. A fun way to repurpose old flower petals from a dying bouquet is to make artisanal rose paper, which combines the best of both worlds.
The process is pretty bohemian and effortless: simply rip up approximately four cups worth of scrap paper or anything you deem worthy of recycling, soak for about three hours in a container of hot water, mash the pulp and spread it onto a screen, and let dry. See our step-by-step instructions in the recipe card, below.