Floating flower frame

Hello! Welcome back to my blog! This post is a step-by-step tutorial of how to make a floating flower frame. It’s a really simple process that anyone can do! Considering that I am obsessed with flowers and everything plant related, trust me when I say a frame like this is a perfect gift for any botanical lover in your life! Let’s get started 🙂

Materials you need:

  • flowers/leaves
  • a floating frame
  • a book
  • tissue paper

Step 1:

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First, you’re going to get some flowers or leaves of your choice. I went to Kroger and picked up a beautiful bouquet of leaves ($5) and I already had some baby’s breath (always a must have for me). I chose to go with a neutral color scheme but colorful flowers would look awesome as well! If it wasn’t December, I would have went outside and picked any pretty plant I could find, but for now store bought flowers will do 🙂

Step 2:

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Next, grab any book you have laying around. Predictably, I used a cat book since I have like 10 in my apartment (don’t judge me guys lol). I cut my flowers and leaves into little sections and wrapped them in tissue paper. The tissue paper helps absorb the water and dry them out to keep the color. After this, you will put the book under something heavy so that the flowers will be flattened as much as possible. I put my book under my boyfriend’s giant guitar amp and left it for a week. I have read that you can iron them on low heat for faster results, but I didn’t trust myself with that! haha

Step 3:

Next, I organized the flowers and leaves in a way that looked pretty and prepared the glass. A very important step of this process is making sure the glass is fingerprint free before you put the frame together! The frame ($10) is just a simple floating frame that you can get at Target, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, or any store like that.  After placing everything in the design I wanted, I put the top glass and 2 frame borders on. The plants stayed in their spots, so I didn’t feel like glue/tape was necessary.

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So, here is the final product! I think it’s really cute to use as a decoration or give as a thoughtful gift.  For a future idea, it would be cool to make a flower mandala out of petals or something like that! Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed my first DIY post and I would love to see your creations if you decide to make one! Thanks for stopping by!

Much love,

Calan

 

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