How to: Make Fresh Flowers Last

As you may know fresh flowers are a necessity in my house. Years ago my mum came up with a brilliant way of prolonging the life of fresh flowers; not only is it affordable, but simple. The secret: add equal parts of water and 7UP into your vase... that's it!  I have had roses last beyond two weeks, tulips never fall over and last longer than normal.
{use equal parts water and 7UP for long fasting flowers}
• Update: It has to be regular 7UP NOT diet - the flowers like the sugar

24 comments :

  1. Thanks for the tip! My grandmother actually used to do the same, come to think of it:)

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  2. It's been a while, but I've actually heard of that. Another way is to crush up some asprin and put it in the water. Thanks for reminding me!
    XO

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  3. That's maybe one of the most genius things I've ever heard! I'm always trying to make fresh flowers last longer, so I will definitely be trying this!

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  4. What? Thats so strange and I've never heard that before. Most definitely trying it out!

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  5. Oh my gosh, that's such a good tip! I've never heard of this, but I'm totally trying this next time I have flowers!

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  6. No way!!! I will totally try it. This 100% Dutch girl LOVES tulips. I am waiting for my other flowers to die so I can buy some! :-)

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  7. No way!!! I seriously love fresh flowers but struggle I keep them alive for longer than 5-6 days. I will definitely try this, thanks for the tip!

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  8. Going to Trader Joes to pick up flowers.....I can't wait to try this.

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  9. Never heard of this...thanks for the tip. I like my sugar too. ;)

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  10. What a great tip! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Thanks for the tip! I am going to have to try this!

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  12. Great tip! Do you still change the water/7up mixture daily?

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  13. Wow. What a wonderful tip. Thanks!

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  14. wow... so flowers like sugar. what a great idea. i wonder if another soda would work. :-)

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  15. Really!!?? I am so trying this!

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  16. oooo, thank you for sharing! i too always have fresh flowers in the house and they never last very long. boo.

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  17. what an amazing tip! I always have to have fresh flowers too!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  18. My grandmother always said this!

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  19. well who knew? i love fresh flowers too so I will absolutely try the 7 up trick.

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  20. great tip, I love fresh flowers, I always fill my house with day lilies in July, I'll have to try this out to make them last longer.

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  21. Love the tip! I'm going to have to try this next time I buy some fresh flowers!

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  22. amazing! definitely have to try this

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