How to Freeze a Live Flower So You Don't Have to Keep it in a Vase


Receiving a gift of one or more flowers marks a memorable occasion, whether it's a wedding bouquet or an arrangement for another heartfelt and sentimental event. Freezing a flower to preserve it has proven to be one of the fastest ways to save flowers, and one of the benefits is that it only takes about 10 minutes.

Step 1

Stretch out a 12-inch by 12-inch sheet of cellophane cling wrap and place it on a flat surface in front of you.

Step 2

Place a single flower in the center of the cellophane cling wrap.

Step 3

Wrap the entire flower, from bud to stem, with the cling wrap. Roll the flower with the plastic wrap until it is completely encased in the film.

Step 4

Clear out a space in your freezer where you can place the flower, without risk of heavy or frozen items falling on it and damaging it.

Step 5

Place the plastic-wrapped flower in the freezer, and leave it there. Within an hour, the flower will be completely frozen and preserved. The flower, if kept in the freezer, stays preserved as long as it is frozen.

Things You'll Need

  • Cellophane cling wrap
  • Flowers
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