Transform pressed flowers into stunning coasters with this simple project! You can use crystal resin to create unique coasters, custom-made to suit your favourite florals. Follow the easy steps and you’ll be able to use flowers from your garden or perhaps a special occasion, preserving them as coasters for the perfect table décor.
Project by illustrator and crafter Becki Clark.
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Pebeo Gedeo Bio-Based Crystal Resin 150ml
You will also need:
- Flowers – something dainty and flat, so think pansies and daisies, ferns and forget-me-nots
- A heavy book
- Wooden coasters with lip around the edge
If you are pressing your own flowers, you will need to place the florals on blotting paper in the middle of the book. Make sure you give each flower enough room to be pressed flat without touching another.
Use small, light florals such as pansies or ferny foliage; anything too bulky won’t press well.
Leave inside the book and under a stack of a couple of heavier ones for a fortnight to press well.
Mix your resin with the hardener and have ready to pour into the coasters. Be sure to mix the components of the resin well and thoroughly for about 5 minutes.
Experiment with placing your florals inside the coasters and play with placement. It is a lot easier to move the florals without the resin in place so make sure you are happy with your arrangements.
Pour the resin over the pressed florals and up to the rim of the coasters.
Leave to harden for 24 hours before toasting a glass to your new floral coasters!
Your coasters are now ready to use!
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