Pressed flower lockets
May 13, 2014 by
Dry flower art
Lockets for pressed flowers from Michaels
While on holiday to the US last month, I came across a great craft store called Michaels. Much like Hobbycraft in the UK, it is maybe not the cheapest place to buy bits and pieces, but makes up for it with a fantastic range.
Me outside Michaels craft store in Orlando
Amongst quite a large bagful of stuff*, I came away with some steampunk-style lockets (similar items are available online in the UK – try eBay, Amazon and Etsy).
Michaels craft lockets
Perfect for a very simple pressed flower project!
For this one I used pressed dried flowers from my shop: pressed daisies; pressed forget-me-nots, and pressed violas.
Three empty lockets with pressed dried flowers ready to use
To make a pressed flower necklace you will need:
- Pressed flowers
- A small quantity of pva glue
- Necklace cord
- Choose a pressed flower of a suitable size for your chosen locket.
- Cut it to size if necessary (I had to cut down my forget-me-nots).
- Use a tiny dab of glue to fix the flower in place inside the open locket. Don’t shut the locket until the glue has dried.
- Attach necklace cord for a finished item.
Three flower lockets with forget-me-nots, daisies and violas
Finished locket necklaces with dried flowers and black cord
Optional – Use a decorative paper backing for your dried flowers if you don’t mind whether or not the locket is see-through.
*Stuff consists of a big haul of Pandora-style bracelets and beads; mini chalkboards, and some very vibrantly patterned wrapping paper, with no particular plans as to what to do with them!
Related links – how to press flowers at home – you don’t need a commercial flower press to be able to make some pressed daisies from the park.
Thanks for reading!