Pressed Flower Candle Holder DIY Craft
A pressed flower candle holder DIY craft to bring the charm of the outdoors in. Learn how to make this pressed flower craft idea in minutes!
If you are looking for some easy and fun DIY projects to do at home this summer, then you’re in the right place! I often think up new ideas to decorate our modern farmhouse that are simple and enjoyable to make.
My goal is always to make our home feel inviting and comfortable. And this DIY craft idea does that by incorporating a touch of the beautiful prairie, fields, and woodlands surrounding our home.
It’s a great way to transform ordinary glass containers into charming floral farmhouse decor that will captivate your guests. Each is an enchanting candle holder that features delicate pressed flowers.
And I’m eager to share with you this mesmerizing combination of flickering candlelight and vibrant colors of pressed flowers that create a warm and inviting ambiance in any room.
With our step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn the art of preserving and arranging pressed flowers onto the glass surface of the candle holders, resulting in a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for your farmhouse-inspired spaces.
So, let’s get creative with this unique way to incorporate pressed flowers into farmhouse-style crafts.
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How Do You Decorate A Candle With Pressed Flowers?
I am a big fan of using flowers in my farmhouse projects, from flower petal clear soap bars to dried flower candle wax melts and floating candle centerpieces. They add color and beauty to everything I make.
In fact, I love the pressed flowers trend because I can creatively include all of my favorite flowers from the farm.
To decorate a candle with pressed flowers, we must start by selecting dried flowers that are flat and thin. This is an essential step before arranging the flowers on the candle holder’s surface.
So, before we begin, let’s cover how to press flowers.
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4 Ways To Press Flowers
When it comes to pressing flowers, there are a couple of ways you can go about it. Some methods take weeks, while one method takes only minutes!
#1 Wooden Flower Pressing
The traditional method of flower pressing brought to popularity during Victorian times uses a wooden press. It involves placing flowers between thin drying papers and sandwiching several layers between the wood mats.
The flowers will take weeks to dry and flatten, but the outcome is beautiful. Read my steps on how to use a wooden flower press for the best results.
#2 Book Page Pressing
I started pressing flowers in my youth with this method of tucking flowers in between pages of books and journals. All it takes is to close the book or journal, place something heavy on top, and wait several weeks for the flowers to press flat.
#3 Iron Pressing
This flower-pressing technique is much faster! Place flowers between parchment paper and press firmly on a heat-safe surface with a dry, hot iron. Be careful not to burn yourself or over-do-it and burn the flowers too.
#4 Microwave Pressing
This flower pressing technique has become one of my favorites for thick flowers. Because zapping flowers dry and flat in the microwave with a microwave press only takes a few minutes. Look at my before and after photos to see how well it works!
Choose a technique and gather your pressed flowers. Then get ready to immerse yourself in the delicate process of creating pressed flower candle holders. It’s a farmhouse DIY craft that will bring a touch of nature’s elegance into your home.
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A Pressed Flower Candle Holder DIY Craft To Enjoy This Summer
What better time than summer to make pressed flower candle holders? With abundant wildflowers in the prairie grass and cut flowers throughout our hillside gardens, there’s no better time to make this DIY craft!
Take a walk through your gardens or step into nature to collect flowers for pressing, then pin these steps to return when your pressed flowers are ready!
Craft Project Supplies:
- Glass Glue
- Glass yogurt jars or other glass containers
- Pressed Flowers
- Small Flat Paint Brush
How To Make A DIY Pressed Flower Candle Holder
Make sure your pressed flowers are completely dry before you begin. If they are not dry, your design could begin to develop mold.
- Clean and dry your glass containers. I choose to repurpose glass yogurt jars. They are the perfect size for tea light candles!
- Use tweezers to carefully place one or more pressed flowers onto the outside of a glass jar.
- Lift the flowers individually to apply small strokes of glass glue in the flowers’ shape onto the glass.
- Place the flower down into the glue with tweezers and gently press to create a bond. Continue until you have glued each flower you’ve selected. (There’s no need for an extended drying time if you use the glass glue since it dries in 60 seconds or less.)
- After securing each pressed flower, slip a tea light candle inside and enjoy the ambiance it creates.
Whether you’re an avid gardener, a craft enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of nature, this flower candle holder DIY craft is the perfect project to unleash your creativity.
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