Pressed Flower Lanterns
Pressed flower Lanterns
Pressed flowers (buy at store or gather some on nature walk and press them)
Tealight or Votive Candle
Step 1: Add pressed flowers to jar
Paint a small area of the outside of the jar with a thin layer of Mod Podge.
It’s best to work in small areas, as the Mod Podge starts to dry very quickly.
Press a dried flower onto the mod podge.
Cover the flower with another layer of Mod Podge.
If the flower has layered petals, you may need to “glue” the top petal to the one beneath it with mod podge. This will ensure the flower sticks properly.
Repeat these steps, covering as much of the jar as you like with pressed flowers.
Once all the flowers have been placed on the jar, let the Mod Podge dry for five minutes.
Cover the entire jar with a thin layer of Mod Podge. This will ensure all the flowers stick, and it creates an even texture for any glass that’s showing on the lantern.
Starting from the centre of the twine, loop it around the mouth of the jar several times. Make a knot and then tie a bow out of the remaining twine.
Add a candle and light it to see your lantern glow.
Your pressed flower lantern is complete!
Dollar store tea lights burn for less than an hour. If you want your lanterns to shine all evening, be sure to choose a larger votive candle to place inside. Alternatively you could use battery operated tea lights and plastic jars for girls who are at risk of self harm.
The printable instructions for this summer craft are here