Floating Magnolia Bloom!
This is a cool little project to use as a pretty centerpiece or decoration…and it smells amazing! Magnolia blooms are so beautiful and a symbol of the South! If you have a magnolia tree nearby, you simply find a bloom that is still closed up (it hasn't opened up to full bloom yet), and cut it off the tree.
All you'll need is a fairly shallow clear glass bowl (they are pretty easy to find), a pair of scissors, and the bloom.
Snip the bloom to where there is hardly any stem left. This will help it float better in the water. Fill the bowl with water a little above halfway and gently place the bloom in the center of the water in the bowl. It will probably float around some and tilt before it actually opens up.
It usually takes a day or overnight for the bloom to open up. I took these photos the next day. It opened up to be SO pretty and smells wonderful!
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