I cut a variety of flowers I was wanting to preserve.
Upcycled Vase With Pressed and Preserved Flowers
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.
Step 1: Choose 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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