“My children and I are always drawn to seasonal blooms. So as early autumn comes around with the last of the year’s blooms, we were inspired to preserve some of our favorites by pressing them! We absolutely love pressing our nature treasures throughout every season, it truly never gets old. It brings us closer to nature by incorporating them into our home and reminds us to appreciate the fleeting beauty each season brings.”
Gather Your Supplies:
These are the tools we used to create the pressed flower lantern:
- Glass jars (the ones pictured are recycled yogurt containers!)
- Dried flowers
- Mod Podge or homemade glue
- Paint Brush
- A pair of scissors
Create your Pressed Flower Lantern:
Step 1: Dry your Flowers
Collect flowers, single layer petal flowers work best for this craft. Make sure flowers are dry. Arrange the flowers in a single layer on paper in your flower press. Be sure to have a piece of cardboard underneath the paper. Cover the layer of flowers with paper and cardboard. Continue process until all the flowers you collected are arranged. Secure the flower press top as tightly as possible. Set the press in a dry place for at least one week. After one week, remove the flowers from the press.
Spread a small amount of glue directly to the outside of the jar and place flowers one at a time on the jar. Gently paint glue over the flowers. Continue until all the flowers are adhered to the jar.
Cut two pieces of twine. Lay one piece of twine flat and tie both ends of the second piece of twine on the first piece, creating a loop (this will be the handle).
Tie around the neck of the jar.
Add the tea light. Light the candle and enjoy!
Thank you so much to Bonnie Monnier for sharing and creating this beautiful craft! Bonnie is an incredible homeschooling mom who shares her love of books and crafts! Follow her on Instagram for more inspiration! We hope your October is filled with engaging fun and heaps of family laughter and love, and a few crafternoons spent together. Share your play, crafts, reading, learning or anything magical with us on Instagram @bellalunatoys and use our hashtag #bellalunatoys for a chance to be featured on our feed or stories. Happy crafting!