The weather’s getting warmer, spring is inching closer, and floral DIYs are already taking over 2018. There’s so many options, from making your own jewelry out of of fresh flower or crafting your own custom boxed arrangement. You can even make a chic and minimalist wall clock out of roses! But some of these trendy DIYs can be a bit intimidating, with dozens of steps and pricey materials. Instead, grab a few petals from an arrangement you already have, pick up some dollar store picture frames, and make an adorable pressed flower coaster! They’re quick, simple, and look far more expensive than they actually cost to make.
These gorgeous coasters can be an affordable way to bring some more florals into a springtime wedding! Press some of the same flowers you’ll have in your bouquet and use them at your cocktail hour or gift them to your bridal party. Or, if you’re feeling crafty on a rainy spring day, make a set with some of your favorite flowers to glam up your coffee table with a bright pop of color!
Handmade’s version of this DIY is especially charming, and we love the vintage look they went with for their set. The gold foil edge is so on trend right now, but change the tape up to match your decor or event theme. If you’re feeling extra artsy, you can make tiny arrangements on each glass to really bring a charming and original touch to every coaster! We love the ones featured on Brit + Co. The colors are vibrant and the arrangements are quirky - it’s the perfect way to add a touch of springtime fun to your decor!
Below is Brit + Co’s step-by-step tutorial that any beginner would be able to follow!
- Arrange the flowers on top of four of the glass coasters.
- Secure the flowers down with a small dab of E6000 glue.
- Sandwich the flowers with another glass tile.
- Trim a 16.5 inch piece of copper tape and adhere it along the edges of the glass tiles. Try to center the copper tape as much as possible. This will help make the copper border look as clean and consistent as possible.
- Press the excess copper tape down to create the copper border detail.
- Run a smooth object along the copper tape to flatten any ridges that may have formed.