A DIY pressed flower pendant.

DIY Pressed Flower Pendant


April showers bring May flowers–crocuses, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, irises, and so on. Don’t you just wish you could freeze time and make those vibrant, delicate flowers last forever? While I was at Joann’s buying supplies for an upcoming project, I discovered these gorgeous lockets. I immediately loved the vintage, timeless look and thought it would beautifully compliment some of the flowers I had pressed this spring. Add some decorative paper, perhaps a page from an old book, and you can capture the magic and allure of spring in a very fashionable necklace.

 

A DIY pressed flower pendant.

 

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut a page out of an old book of your choice. Or you can use decorative paper on both halves of your locket. If so, skip to step 3.
  2. Prepare a cup of tea to use as a stain. Brush on a thin layer of the tea over the area of the page that you want to use in your locket. Dry the area with a hairdryer on low. Repeat this process until the stain is as dark as you wish.
  3. Trace and cut out a circle of the book page that will fit in your locket. 
  4. Glue pressed flowers to the small circle of paper and set aside to dry.
  5. Trace and cut out another small circle out of decorative paper of your choice. Or you can use book pages on both halves of your locket. If so, repeat steps 1-3.
  6. Glue pressed flowers to the small circle of paper and set aside to dry.
  7. When both halves have dried, open the locket and carefully place one on each side of the locket (flowers facing out).
  8. Close the locket.

 

The supplies to make a pressed flower pendant.

Cutting out a page from an old book to use in a pressed flower pendant.

Staining a page with tea to use in a pressed flower pendant.

Gluing pressed flowers on a tea stained paper.

One finished half of the pressed flower pendant.

Cutting out decorative paper for the other half of the pressed flower pendant.

Gluing pressed flowers to the decorative paper.

The two finished halves of the pressed flower paper.

 

This project is perfect for DIY-ers of any skill level. You don’t have to mess around with sticky, messy epoxy resin or craft your own locket from scratch. I also love that the locket is dual-sided, giving you the option to create two vastly different looks that you can choose from depending on your mood. There are so many different things you could do with this project. You could add larger flowers or petals, pebbles, feathers, sand, scraps of old maps or photos, or whatever else you can think of. 

 

A DIY pressed flower pendant on a jewelry box.

A DIY pressed flower pendant.

 

I’d love to know what you put in your locket! Let me know in the comments or share your photos on Twitter or Facebook.


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