How to Press Flowers: DIY Coasters

I’m not sure where my obsession with wildflowers stems from. For instance, it could be from many childhood memories spent riding horses up and down dirt roads filled with wildflowers each summer. Or, it could be from the hundreds of sincere, but weedy hand picked bouquets given to me when my children were younger. Perhaps, it is the fact that wildflowers grow in the most broken places and weather every storm that comes their way.

Whatever it is, I love wildflowers. For instance, I love reciting the names of wildflowers as I walk past them, plucking a few to press into old books. Recently, I decoupaged a few pressed flowers onto wooden coasters. Now, I can enjoy them even longer.

How to Make Pressed Flower Coasters

If you need tips to pressed flowers, I wrote a post about How to Press Flowers in Books.‘  However, if you want to speed up the process, learn How to Press Plants in the MicrowaveEither way, you will need pressed flowers for this DIY project.

In addition, you will need wood coasters. You can find wood slices at the craft store, or search Amazon. The ones that I am using are from Homegoods a few years ago. However, I have made my own by cutting 4-5 inch tree branches with a chain saw and sanding the wood with a hand sander. 

 

How to Make Pressed Flower Coasters

How to Make Pressed Flower Coasters

These decoupaged wood coasters are a great way to capture wildflower in bloom all season long.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • Pressed Wildflowers
  • Wood Coasters
  • ModPodge Sealer

Tools

  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Create a layout with pressed flowers to fit the coaster. Trim plants with scissors if necessary.
  2. Brush a thin layer of modpodge onto the coaster.
  3. Lay pressed flowers onto the glued coaster.
  4. Brush on a generous layer of modpodge to cover the entirety of the pressed flowers on the coaster. Immediatley, apply a second coat.
  5. Allow to dry overnight or until glue is clear.

If the weather isn’t too hot, you can speed up dry time by placing coasters outside to dry. Wait 24 hours or until the glue dries completely clear to use. For example, these took 15 hours to dry.

 

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