I know I’ve kept you in suspense since sharing how to press flowers, but today is the big reveal! This may just be my most time consuming project to date, but I think the wait was worth it. But then again, I may be biased on this one!
You can dry your own flowers following this tutorial (does take 4-6 weeks). The wood slices were cut from a dead tree branch then sanded. If you don’t have access to a saw and need to buy yours, try Etsy.
I pressed my flowers for 6 weeks and am really happy with the way they turned out. For this project, you’ll want the flowers to be as flat as possible. The best results were achieved with the rose petals, hydrangea, and leaf.
Place your wood slices on wax paper then position your dried flowers how you want them to be (they will be permanently sealed). Mix your resin together according to the instructions then pour over your coasters, covering the entire surface.
Let sit for about 10 minutes then carefully move to a clean sheet of wax paper. If any resin hardens around the base, it will not be easily removed. You may have to transfer the coasters to a new sheet one more time to avoid any buildup around the base. Let cure for 24-72 hours then enjoy!