How to Create a Flower Pendant
In the September 2014 issue of Simply Family magazine, we shared with you how to create beautiful masterpieces with seasonal pressed flowers. We're taking things a step further by fashioning a pretty pendant using your favorite vibrant-colored pressed flowers. Read on to learn how to create a flower pendant...
- Paper towels
- Square tile
- School glue (diluted with water)
- Round or square glass
- Metal pendant (same size as the glass)
- Epoxy glue
(Check out the steps in the photo gallery below)
- For the pendant project, I chose yellow flowers for the vibrant color. Smaller flowers work best, since they will be used as a pendant.
- Time for flower pressing! For time purposes, and short-lived attention spans, use a microwave technique to dry the flowers. Place flowers between a sheet of paper folded in half, wrap the paper between a paper towel and place a ceramic tile on the top. Pop in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds at 50% power. If the flowers stick to the paper, microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Hint: Replace the paper and paper towel for each new batch of flowers, as they become damp from the moisture of the flowers.
- Remove flowers from the microwave (make sure to use a potholder as they will be hot).
- After drying flowers to your heart's content, it’s time to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Trace and cut scrapbook paper (I used turquoise to give the yellow flower extra ‘pop’) to the size of the square pendant.
- Dilute school glue with water until it is a good consistency for the delicate stems and brush on the backs of the flowers.
- Delicately press the to the scrapbook paper inside the pendant.
- After the flower is attached, run a small bead of epoxy around the edge of the pendant and secure the glass top in place. (The epoxy I purchased took 30 seconds to set.)
I love the result of this simple necklace. The turquoise and yellow are a beautiful combination and I will wear this long after my flowers have withered for the season. Hope you have fun creating your own pressed flower necklaces!