DIY Pressed Flowers Plates

24 Sep 2014




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
▲ Plates
▲ 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

14 comments :

  1. They are really lovely Caroline.

    Leanne xx

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  2. They are lush! How do you come up with these ideas?! X

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  3. Oooh, so lovely. I've been experimenting with sticking things on plates recently, but had to do some crazy complicated printed transfer malarkey that took a very long time and involved a laminating machine. This looks much nicer and a much more pleasant way to spend time! xxx

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  4. They're lovely, really striking, they'll look beautiful in a group on your wall.

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  5. these came out really great!
    xx


    a few weeks back i was inspired by these pressed flower ornaments.

    http://twigandtoadstool.blogspot.com/2013/12/pressed-flower-ornaments-this-past.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+TwigAndToadstool+(Twig+and+Toadstool)

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    1. Ooh they look lovely, such a good idea! I might have to try them with the kids too. Thanks for sharing. xx

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  6. They are beautiful :). I have seen them used on wind chime/mobile type things where you stick each pressed flower on a circle of clay. I have been meaning to make one for a while just need to press the flowers first............

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    1. Oh that sounds lovely too. I might have to get some clay and try some.
      Thanks for sharing! xx

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  7. I never would have thought of adding flowers to a plate, they look really effective though don't they and it is nice that they coordinate but don't match. xx

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  8. These are beautiful Caroline! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Bee xx

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  9. Oh my these are beyond lovely - and a great way to carry my hydrangea love flame on into Winter!

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  10. Such a brilliant idea, they look wonderful! Thanks for sharing xx

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  11. Wow, these are gorgeous. Found you via Folklings, and so happy I did. What a beautiful blog you have.

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