How to Lacquer Roses

If you have a bouquet of roses -- or even a single rose -- that you would like to preserve, then consider coating your roses with a floral lacquer or glitter spray. You should lacquer your roses before they begin to brown and die. However, even if you lacquer them a little late, a glitter spray will cover up the browning.

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Preserve your roses with a floral spray.

Step 1

Dry your flowers for a few days. Group them in a bunch, bind them with a rubber band or string and hang them upside down.

Step 2

Cover your work space with newspapers. Lay your roses on the newspapers.

Step 3

Fill a spray bottle with equal amounts of water and white craft glue. Spray your rose buds with the mixture.

Step 4

Sprinkle glitter on top of the blooms and allow the glue to dry.

Step 5

Spray your roses with a clear, floral lacquer spray that will seal the glitter and strengthen the rose bloom.


Vera Leigh

Vera Leigh has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2008. Her work has appeared in "Learn Overseas" and "Grad Source" magazines. In addition, she received an honorable mention in "Newsweek's" My Turn contest. She has written features for nonprofits focused on literacy, education, genomics and health. In her spare time, Leigh puts her English major to use by tutoring in grammar and composition.