As someone who loves flowers, I can tell you this project is already an immediate favorite. These DIY dried flower coasters are the perfect way to preserve a special bouquet. They’re also just a great way to bring florals inside during those colder winter months.
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 really it was well worth the effort. Sometimes a little extra time is fine to give to a project that will be in your home for years to come!
Here’s how I made them:
What You’ll Need
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– Wood slices
– Dried flowers
– Epoxy resin
– Plastic cup, stick, and gloves (for mixing)
– Wax paper
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. You could also buy them pre-dried if you don’t want to spend the time. Again, Etsy is a great source for this!
For this project, you’ll want the flowers to be as flat as possible. This will ensure that any glass you rest on top will have a flat and even surface. It will also be easier to cover with the resin.
The best results were achieved with the rose petals, hydrangea, and leaf. Feel free to experiment and dry a variety of blooms.
How to Make Dried Flower Coasters
1. Place your wood slices on wax paper then position your dried flowers how you want them to be (they will be permanently sealed).
2. Mix your resin together according to the instructions then pour over your coasters, covering the entire surface. Be sure not to pour too much because you don’t want it to pool around the base. Just enough to cover the top, and potentially a bit of the sides.
3. Let sit for about 10-15 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.
4. Let cure for 24-72 hours then enjoy!
These DIY Dried Flower Coasters would be a great wedding or Mother’s Day present! Really perfect for anyone in your life that loves flowers– even if that person is you!