Spring is the absolute best – around here we’ve usually had way too many months of snow and seeing those first blooms come out is just magical. This year I started pressing some of those little beauties as they popped up in the flower press that I made last fall. My mom used to make dried & pressed flower displays to sell at craft shows and I thought it would be fun to make similar, more modern versions of the ones she used to make! What you need:
How to make it:
-Measure and mark acrylic to your desired size.
-Use a fine blade on a table saw to cut two pieces to the same size.
-On a clean surface – peel off one layer of the plastic over the acrylic.
-Use the paintbrush to add a tiny dab of glue on the back the flowers to secure them where you want them on the acrylic.
-Peel off one layer on the other piece of acrylic and then put on top of the flowers and acrylic that you just placed. Make sure there is no dust or fuzzys trapped in between the acrylic sheets.
-Peel off outside sheets once you’re ready to attach it to the board or clip them together.
For the wood base:
-Cut the square dowel slightly longer than the acrylic you cut.
-Use the table saw to cut out a slot across the center of one side of the block – slot should be the same width as the two pieces of acrylic pressed together.
-Slide pressed acrylic into place.
For the wood back:
-Cut the wood so that it is 1.5″ wider and 1.5″ longer than the acrylic that you cut.
-Center the two pressed pieces on the wood and secure using mirror clips on the top and bottom center.
And hey, I’m packing up today and heading to California with my cousins for the next 10 days! Feel free to watch the adventures over on Snapchat – themerrythought. (Anddd caitlinsheree < for the more annoying snaps with me laughing in the background. Ha!)