Wednesday, 7 August 2013

D.I.Y Pressed Flower Sunglasses + Exciting News!

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
Small brush...
...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!
What do you think?

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.
X

24 comments :

  1. these look amazing! congrats on your new role sounds great :D xxx

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  2. These look so amazing and what a great idea!

    Ellis
    http://elrbx.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxxx

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  3. Ahh that's so exciting!! I saw this announced on the St David's facebook page earlier and had no idea that this was you!!
    Also, your sunglasses are so cool! xx

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  4. What a great idea you creative little minx, they look fab!
    I did see the facebook announcement and thought it was you, congratulations! x

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  5. Oh congratulations! I'm sure you'll have a blast! Also, these sunglasses look adorable and you did such a good job with them <3 xxx

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  6. This is such a wonderful and creative idea. I haven't pressed flowers for YEARS. I used to do it all the time as a kid. I'm going to find my old book now I've seen this post, wherever it may be.

    Congrats on the blogging gig.

    Elizabeth
    www.iamnotblonde.net

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  7. I LOVE THIS IDEA! Seriously, this is genius and it looks so pretty and unique. I used to press flowers when I was younger and now I really want to try again. These look so good! I definitely want to try this out - thanks for sharing!

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

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  8. SUCH an amazing idea!!! I love the outcome and used to love pressing flowers as a kid :)
    Robyn Mayday
    xx

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  9. These are so dainty and pretty :) I love all the embellished sunglasses around at the moment but these are like a really sophisticated version. Where are the sunglasses from? And congratulations in your exciting news :) Molly x

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    1. Sunglasses are from ASOS about 3 years ago, thankyou for the lovely words! xxx

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  10. I love the sun glasses, can you put a link to where you can buy them? Loving the DIY on them too x

    Michelle
    www.virgosandkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They were from ASOS but about 3 years ago I'm afraid :( xxx

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  11. love this, never thought of doing that before. Very pretty! Congrats on the big St David's news :)

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  12. Congrats on the news, that's amazing to be getting involved with your city like that. Plus, the glasses are super cute! x

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  13. Holy wow I love this. I forgot all about flower pressing! I used to do it all the time when I was younger :)

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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  14. Wow these look so cool! And so different too!

    Am now following you after reading and loving some of your recent posts!

    Harriet
    sperorose.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. This is such a clever idea! I tried pressing flowers when I was younger but I wasn't very patient. Plus I tried to press a whole red rose (from my first boyfriend, naturally) and it it made the photo album I'd tried to press it in go mouldy. Not cool.

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  16. coolness!
    I love DIYs.. and congrats on being a new blogger on that site.. will check it out.. take care!

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  17. these are amazing! unfortunately I am useless at art and crafts but these look fab!
    Hannah xx

    neonpatroll.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. wow this is amazing!!! it looks like the glasses were made w/ it. love how it's a decoration but adds some class and girly-ness too and not just more bling. congrats on the residency!
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

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