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14 Unusual Uses for Valentine's Day Flowers

Last Valentine's Day, an estimated 224 million roses were produced and sold to those looking to show their love. It's no surprise that flowers are high on the list of most common gifts given and received this holiday. However, whether you buy them for a special someone or send them to yourself, these beautiful arrangements don't last forever. But instead of reaching for the trash can to throw them out once their petals start to wilt, try some of these ideas first. 
 
View the slideshow above for unusual uses for Valentine's Day flowers.
 
Ranking in above flowers, chocolate is the most commonly exchanged gift on Valentine's Day. It is estimated that more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold each year for Valentine's Day, according to WEAU 13 News. But did you know your rose petals could be used to satisfy your sweet tooth, as well? Whether you dip your petals into egg yolk and sugar for a tasty treat or use them to clear your skin, your Valentine's Day flowers are definitely worth holding on to... even after their petals begin to droop. 
 
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