I have really enjoyed pressing flowers with the kids this Summer, we have quite a collection now. I especially love these Hydrangea blooms with their varying colours, picked at different stages. I wanted to create something where I could display some of the flowers and came up with this Idea for some decorated plates for hanging. I used some cheap white plates I picked up, but this could easily work with some vintage plates too!
You will need:
▲ Pressed flowers
▲ Mod Podge or PVA glue
▲ Small brush
▲ Sticky plate hangers for hanging
▲ Cotton buds or wipes
1. First decide on the positioning of the flowers on your plates. I took a quick picture on my phone once I was happy with the arrangement, so that I could refer back to it whilst sticking them down.
2. Use a small brush to paint on a thin layer of Mod Podge or glue. Adhere to the plate, gently pressing down the petals.
3. Continue to stick down all the flowers in place. Use a cotton bud to wipe away any excess glue from around the edges of the flowers.
4. Once the plates are complete, use sticky plate hangers to hang the finished plates on the wall! You could try a line of plates running down, or maybe decorate various sizes and colours and hang at random possitions.
Do you have any Ideas for using pressed flowers? I'd love to hear them! xx