This blog post contains a step-by-step tutorial on how to make DIY pressed flower candle holders.
Personally, I like to burn candles all throughout the year because I just love the serene and natural atmosphere candlelight creates. But it feels especially cozy and relaxing to light a candle during the colder months of the year, when it is either dark or chilly outside, or both.
Since there aren’t a lot of flowers blooming during the winter time, these pressed flower lanterns can bring a reminder of spring and summer into your home. They are simple and easy to make which makes them a fun craft project for both adults and children.
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List of Materials for Pressed Flower Candle Holders
- Glass Jars
You can use whatever glass jar you have on hand. This is a great way to reuse empty jam jars, for example.
- Pressed Flowers
You can use flowers that you have pressed yourself or buy them ready-to-use. If you want to press the flowers yourself, you can either carefully place them between the pages of a heavy book or use a flower press like this one.
- Craft Glue
Make sure to use a clear, liquid craft glue like this one.
To apply the craft glue.
Instructions On How to Make DIY Pressed Flower Candle Holders
- Apply a layer of craft glue with an old paint brush.
- Add a pressed flower onto the glue.
- Cover the flower with another layer of glue.
- Repeat steps 1-3 until you are happy with the amount of flowers on the glass jar. Let it dry.
- Lastly, apply another layer of glue in order to make sure that every pressed flower is well attached to the jar.
And that’s it! Very easy and fast and the result is absolutely beautiful. All there is left to do now is add a tea light and enjoy!
Suitable Flowers for Pressing
There are quite a number of flowers that are suitable for pressing. However, if you are working with a jar that is about the size of a glass of jam, the surface space is limited. Therefore, it makes sense to use smaller flowers. Here are a couple of examples:
Looking for more DIY ideas with flowers and other natural materials? Have a look at these blog posts:
And if you are ready to take it a step further and learn how to dye yarn and fabric with flowers and other plant materials, you can download my beginner’s guide to natural dyeing that contains everything you need to know to get started. And the best thing: it is available for free!