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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I cut a variety of flowers I was wanting to preserve and used paper towels and a heavy book to preserve them.


After they were preserved, here's what they looked like!


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.


I mod podged my flowers onto the vase in the design I created. I let it dry and then did a second coat and let that dry as well.


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



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  • Frank Kelch
    on Oct 8, 2019

    Could you spray the Mod Podge instead of brushing?

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Oct 8, 2019

      The do make Mod Podge Ultra that sprays on. If you worked one side at a time, it might work, but coating the flower in the Mod Podge is what preserves it.

  • Nancy Tucker
    on Oct 8, 2019

    How do you clean the exterior of the vase. This is a beautiful project.

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Oct 8, 2019

      I dust it and you can use a damp cloth to clean it as well. You just can't put it in water although if you used dishwasher safe Mod Podge it might make it more washable. I can clean the inside with no trouble and then lightly dust the outside.

  • Sunny
    on Oct 10, 2019

    I absolutely love this! How long does it take to dry the flowers? Thanks! So want to do this!!!

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Oct 10, 2019

      I let my flowers dry for a few days to a week depending on climate, how thick they are, etc. You can move ahead if they aren't completely dry though as the Mod Podge will seal them.

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