Upcycled Vase With Pressed and Preserved Flowers

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I love the flowers that grow in our yard. I pressed them and preserved them on an old vase so I could enjoy them year around.

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Step 1: Choose flowers

I cut a variety of flowers I was wanting to preserve.

Step 2: Preserve flowers

I laid them onto a paper towel and placed another paper towel on top.

I placed a heavy item on top of the flowers. This will press them to flatten them. Keep them this way for a few days.

I carefully took off the paper towel to reveal the flowers.

Step 3: Prepare vase

I cleaned my old vase with rubbing alcohol and let that dry.

My mom had given me a peel and stick dragonfly decal, so I followed the directions and placed this on one side of my vase.

Step 4: Add a coat of Mod Podge

On the opposite side I painted on a coat of Mod Podge onto the vase.

Step 5: Arrange flowers

I placed the flowers onto the vase as I wanted them.

Step 6: Brush Mod Podge over flowers

I carefully painted another coat of Mod Podge over the top of the vase and flowers.

Step 7: Let dry

I let it dry and then did a second coat and let that dry as well.

Here is the completed vase from the dragonfly side view.

Here's the opposite view.

I can still use this as a vase or I can use it as a pencil , utensil, candle holder, etc

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