I'm going to sound like a total Granny but one of my fave things to do is press flowers! I have a scrap book with loads of different pressed beauties in that I'll probably share it with you soon.
There are loads of different crafts you can do with pressed flowers but I thought I'd spice it up from your usual photo-frames and trinket boxes and add some pretty, pink, pressed flowers to an old pair of sunglasses:
|What You Need:|
Sunnies (obvs!) - These are from ASOS about 3 years ago.
Clear drying craft glue
Masking tape (I used Washi Tape) to cover the frames
|...And some tiny pressed flowers.|
I pressed these for about 2 weeks they were so small they dried super fast, I did it in a actualy flower press as they were small but normally I would use the heavy book and kitchen roll method.
|First up add a thin layer of glue to the corners where you wanna put the flowers.|
|Then I used the tip of my finger to just gently drop the flowers on.|
|I then added some more, plus a tiny leaf that was part of the bunch, to the sides.|
The wait for the first layer of glue to dry and add two more layers to keep the flowers safe and push down and sticking-up bits.
The repeat on the other side!
|The finished product!|
In other great news I FINALLY get to announce that I am the now blogger in residence for beauty and lifestyle for St.Davids Center Cardiff - you can see more updates about this if you follow their twitter - @StDavidsCardiff. I'm super excited to be working with such a great team and writing about exciting things in my City!
Hope your week is going swimmingly.