Pressed flower glass coasters using square glass, copper tape, and flowers from your own backyard in no time and not a lot of money.
I love the look of botanical prints and there's something about seeing them under glass that brings out their beauty. It also reminds me of playing with my brother's microscope as a kid. I really enjoyed playing with the slides and looking at the specimens under the glass.
Why not create botanical coasters with pressed flowers and glass? It's a fun flower craft and a wonderful way to preserve a special occasion.
- 2 - 3 x 3-inch beveled squares
- 1/4 inch copper foil tape
- pressed flowers
Using some pressed flowers and a cutting of maidenhair fern I quickly made two coasters by sandwiching the plant material between the two squares and taping the edges with copper foil tape. You could also try gold foil for a gorgeous gold border.
How to Press Your Flowers
- You can take fresh flowers and press them in a phone book. This usually takes a couple of weeks, depending on the thickness of the flowers or greenery.
- You can use a flower press. However, it will still take some time.
- For a faster way try pressing flowers in the microwave.
In a hurry or maybe it's winter and you don't have any of your own flowers to press? Buy some pressed flowers online.
I couldn't believe how pretty, easy, and affordable these pressed flower glass coasters turned out. The flowers are so pretty. However, if you are a fan of foliage this maidenhair fern looks pretty awesome too.
Imagine pressing some flowers from a special occasion like a wedding bouquet, or a lucky four-leaf clover. What a nice keepsake they would make.
More Pressed Flower Projects:
Pressed Flower Glass Coasters Simple Tutorial
- 2 3 x 3-inch beveled squares
- 1/4 inch copper tape
- pressed flowers
- Sandwich the plant material between the two squares.
- Tape the edges with the copper tape.
- Burnish the edges with your fingers.
What a great ideal, Patti! Can't wait for the spring flowers to come in. Thank you. You have a great rest of the week. Stay warm!
Thanks Paula. Me too. It's already been a loooong winter.
Another great idea Patti! Found this on the monthly email which was also great. Wondering if leaves could also be used. I tend to collect in the fall. Found some from last year that I had put in a baggie and forgot about and they are good as new!
Mal, you can definitely use fall leaves. I think that would be so pretty.
I am wondering if you could do the same with a piece of thin fabric. I would like to make a trivet with an heirloom piece of a monogrammed table cloth. I would love your thoughts on this. If it's more than 1/4" thick, what do you cover the edges with?
Helena, that sounds so pretty. You may be able to find tape that is larger than 1/4 inch. Also you could try experimenting with some type of clear drying glue and a piece of cloth with similar weight.
So beautiful! I grew up on a farm with greenhouses and have been pressing flowers all my life it seems. I also have put them in a frame with a smaller picture in the middle. Another thing I did was put a picture and flowers on a piece of flat driftwood. I love making things like this and giving them as gifts. Thanks for the inspiration and great idea for coasters and candles! They are beautiful! Can't wait to make some!!
I'm so glad you like this Goldie, and thanks for sharing all of your wonderful pressed flower ideas.
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These coasters are very beautiful Patti and such a special way to preserve a memory or moment. They look so elegant.
Very pretty, Patti! I was looking for a pretty thing to do with pressed flowers. TY!
Great idea. The coasters are so pretty. Pinned!