Dried out roses by hanging them upside down and then placed them in a shadow box from Hobby Lobby (on sale for $12). To get a fuller effect I lightly separated the petals to expand the flower for a full bloom instead of just making them look too smashed.
aqua vase - Google Search collect vases at garage sales, ross, marshalls, hobby lobby. don't worry about the color they are when you buy them....remember spray paint is your friend! don't forget to tie a pretty red ribbon around the necks of the vases!