Balloon as Flower Preserver

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Cut flowers with stems in a balloonJames Wojcik

A leftover backyard-party balloon will help keep freshly cut flowers from wilting when you’re bringing them to a friend’s house. Fill the balloon with a bit of water, then slip the opening over the stems.

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