Entry #3373, March 28, 2014
Spring has finally arrived and I am really excited to decorate my home with fresh spring flowers. A bunch of sweet-smelling spring flowers is a great way to add color to your home. They also add an element of freshness and instantly do away with the winter blues. But what do you do once the fresh flowers start to wilt? I usually press them in my journal or books and use the pressed flowers for a variety of gorgeous DIY crafts.
Easy DIY Crafts: Pressed Flowers Inspired by Spring
Here are two easy DIYs with pressed flowers:
1. Pressed flower iphone case:
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You will need:
White iPhone case
Clear craft glue
50/50 clear-casting epoxy resin
Pressing flowers preserved the natural beauty and can be used to easily spruce up your old iPhone case. Lay your pressed flowers on a table and play around with different flower arrangements on the back of your iPhone case. Take a picture of the arrangement you like and then glue the flowers onto the iPhone case. Prepare the resin as per instructions on the packaging. Pour the resin onto the pressed flowers and gently spread it using a craft stick. Cover the entire back with the resin coating the pressed flowers. Let it dry for a couple of hours. Voila! You have a refreshing spring ready iPhone case with pressed flowers.
2. Pressed rose petal tray:
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You will need:
Pressed rose petals
Use a transparent glue to stick your pressed petals onto the tray. Epoxy resin will make the petals a little translucent so place the lighter colored petals under the darker ones. Add dried leaves, dried baby’s breadth etc. if you like. Mix the epoxy resin in a paper cup as per the instructions on the packing. Pour the epoxy resin onto the tray and use a stirring stick to coat the petals. Blow out any bubbles that form. Let the tray dry for a couple of days. Your pressed rose petal tray is food safe and gorgeous.
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You can make your own pressed flowers by placing them in a book. You do not need a flower press instead, sandwich the blooms in between sheets of paper so that they will absorb the moisture and will not spoil your book. Place the book with pressed flowers under a pile of other books to add weight. Wait for atleast seven days before taking them out for your DIY. Use pressed flowers to create gift tags, cards, bookmarks and a range of creative crafts.
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