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Try This: Pressed Flower Luminaria

Show off dried, pressed flowers in this easy craft.

| September Web 2011

  • Add a soft, ethereal glow to outdoor gatherings with this handmade pressed flower luminaria.
    Photo By Thayer Allyson Gowdy

  • Photo By Thayer Allyson Gowdy
  • In Weekend Handmade, author Kelly Wilkinson presents pretty, modern and useful projects that can be made with simple materials and fuss-free techniques. Projects are organized into three sections: Make offers projects to wear or decorate with; Grow presents projects inspired by gardens, fields and farmer's markets; and Gather spotlights projects that enrich casual get-togethers.
    Image Courtesy STC Craft

The following is an excerpt from Weekend Handmade by Kelly Wilkinson (STC Craft, 2011). The excerpt is from chapter 2, "Grow."

Pressed Flower Luminaria 

These lanterns give off a soft, ethereal light, perfect for adding glow to outdoor gatherings or indoor suppers. They also show off dried flowers in a spare, modern way—pressed between gauzy panels made from wax paper. As twilight fades to night, the luminaria glow brighter and brighter.

Finished dimensions 

• 4 1/2-inch cube



Materials 

• Foraged flowers or foliage, such as ferns, leaves, rock rose, and Queen Anne’s Lace (see *Note below)
• Wax paper
• Japanese washi tape (paper tape)
• Votive candle in glass holder or battery-operated flameless LED tealight candle
• Paper towels
• Heavy books or a flower press
• Craft knife
• Clear acrylic grid ruler
• Self-healing cutting mat
• Iron and ironing board

Carroll
10/3/2013 9:08:38 AM

This is a good project and would give a very nice feel to a room or outdoors at night. Impressive.




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