Pressed flower lockets

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.

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 lockets perfect for pressed flowers

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

Three empty lockets with pressed dried flowers ready to use

To make a pressed flower necklace you will need:

  • Lockets
  • Pressed flowers
  • A small quantity of pva glue
  • Necklace cord
  • Scissors
  • Tweasers

Method

  1. Choose a pressed flower of a suitable size for your chosen locket.
  2. Cut it to size if necessary (I had to cut down my forget-me-nots).
  3. 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.
  4. Attach necklace cord for a finished item.
pressed flower necklace

Three flower lockets with forget-me-nots, daisies and violas

locket necklaces

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!

Ruth x

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