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...

Supplies Needed:

  • Flowers
  • Paper towels
  • Paper
  • Square tile
  • School glue (diluted with water)
  • Paintbrush
  • Round or square glass
  • Metal pendant (same size as the glass)
  • Epoxy glue

Creation Directions:

(Check out the steps in the photo gallery below)

  1. For the pendant project, I chose yellow flowers for the vibrant color.  Smaller flowers work best, since they will be used as a pendant.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove flowers from the microwave (make sure to use a potholder as they will be hot).
  4. 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.
  5. Dilute school glue with water until it is a good consistency for the delicate stems and brush on the backs of the flowers.
  6. Delicately press the to the scrapbook paper inside the pendant.
  7. 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!