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I couldn't really tell which forum this should've been posted on.

Some of the wildflowers/weeds have pretty good meaning to me, and I kind of want to start using some for my craft. I'll probably be out a lot too, this sumer. I usually burn common herbs, or mix some with water to sit around during my spells- but I want to find some creative things to do with ones that I'm afraid to burn/consume.

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Quote from: Ambersruth;150522
I couldn't really tell which forum this should've been posted on.

Some of the wildflowers/weeds have pretty good meaning to me, and I kind of want to start using some for my craft. I'll probably be out a lot too, this sumer. I usually burn common herbs, or mix some with water to sit around during my spells- but I want to find some creative things to do with ones that I'm afraid to burn/consume.

 
Maybe press them, then mount them in a frame (or between two pieces of glass) to use as a display?

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Quote from: Ambersruth;150522
I couldn't really tell which forum this should've been posted on.

Some of the wildflowers/weeds have pretty good meaning to me, and I kind of want to start using some for my craft. I'll probably be out a lot too, this sumer. I usually burn common herbs, or mix some with water to sit around during my spells- but I want to find some creative things to do with ones that I'm afraid to burn/consume.

 
I really like the idea of pressing them that was already suggested; you could make some beautiful artwork that way.
You could also dry them into bouquets you keep around for as long you need them, or I have personally dried some flowers I collected and used as a sort of magical potpourri in pretty bowls (if the flowers or leaves don't have a strong smell I added some oils to it) that I then buried when I was done with it.

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Maybe press them, then mount them in a frame (or between two pieces of glass) to use as a display?


Lol, after I saw your reply I went and got some woodsorrel and clover flowers and did it cos I was so excited; thank you, I really like that idea.

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I really like the idea of pressing them that was already suggested; you could make some beautiful artwork that way.
You could also dry them into bouquets you keep around for as long you need them, or I have personally dried some flowers I collected and used as a sort of magical potpourri in pretty bowls (if the flowers or leaves don't have a strong smell I added some oils to it) that I then buried when I was done with it.


The plant that made me want to ask is yellow woodsorrel; which is edible, but I'm not sure if I'd burn it. Magical potpourri sounds reallyreally nice. Bouquets would be pretty, too. I gotta learn how to make oils and potpourri now; thank you, I appreciate it.

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The plant that made me want to ask is yellow woodsorrel; which is edible, but I'm not sure if I'd burn it. Magical potpourri sounds reallyreally nice. Bouquets would be pretty, too. I gotta learn how to make oils and potpourri now; thank you, I appreciate it.

Wood sorrel is totally safe.  The oxalic acid it contains isn't going to cause any more problems than burning other non-toxic plant materials.  I'm not sure it's super-safe to burn a lot of plant material in an enclosed space just because of the smoke, though.  Do you do this in a well-ventilated area?

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