DIY Pressed Flowers Pendant using a Driftwood Base

pressed and dried fern wood disc pendant for diy jewelry - a frugal dollar store craft

I have been meaning to share this DIY Pressed Flowers Pendant tutorial with you for a while now. Sadly I have never gotten round to do so up until now. In this months Bring on the Crafts Blog Hop we are sharing amazing crafty DIY’s using Mod Podge. As it is starting to get warmer and Spring is almost here…what prettier flower project that also uses Mod Podge could I have chosen than this one, right?

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Supplies for a DIY Pressed Flowers Pendant

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Supplies to make dried flowers wood pendant DIY jewelry



DIY Jewelry: Pressed Flowers Pendant Necklace

For my visual friends out there…I’ve filmed the process of making these darling pendants and put a video tutorial for you together. VIDEO coming soon If you enjoy Video Tutorials, make sure to sign up to my YouTube channel HERE. Pin it for later! These unique handmade pendants from pressed and dried flowers and a wood slice make for a wonderful DIY jewelry gift idea. It's a frugal nature craft combined with a dollar store craft. Click for step-by-step instructions including a video tutorial. #craftifymylove #diyjewelry #naturecraft #dollarstorecraft #pressedflowers #necklace #DIYpendant #DIYgiftidea


The Prep-Work

1 – Drying and Pressing Flowers and Leaves

how to press flowers using a book and some paper

I picked most of the flowers used in this project at my godmothers garden right before she moved houses. I wanted to make little keepsakes for all of us that we shared wonderful moments in her house and garden for years.

Related: My godmother also encouraged me to see if I’d like to rescue some of her treasures. While I rummaged through her entire house, attic, and basement, I found a wonderful old wicker basket, a cute little china cabinet I updated, three little old drawers I turned into shelves, and a very impressive but also sad picture frame that became a beautiful chalkboard.

Learn how to press flowers with a book HERE. If you are in a hurry, you can press flowers using a microwave, too. Yep, you’ve read that right! I haven’t done it so far, as I (or should I say Markus) just recently bought a microwave. I’ll make sure to give this a try asap.

2 – Making a DIY Wood Pendant from a Wood Slice

Adding the hanger to your wood slice diy jewelry pendant or key ring

You’ll be drilling a tiny hole into the top of your wood slice. Make sure it is not too deep into the slice as the little open jump ring should still be able to wiggle around.

You’ll push the open jump ring through the drilled hole and will bend it shut using your round nose pliers.

3 – Choose the Flowers for your Wooden Pendants

Decide on the pressed flower or leave for each pendant to make your DIY pendants

Go to your stash of dried flowers and decide which ones you want on your little DIY driftwood charms. Think about mixing & matching them. You are the designer and your creativity is key. It doesn’t matter if they don’t fit perfectly. We’ll be clipping excess parts off later on in the process.

How to Transfer Pressed Flowers on Wood in 5 Simples Steps

Step-by-step instructions on how to add pressed and dried flowers to a wood pendant using mod podge

  1. Apply a layer of Mod Podge on your wooden disk.
  2. Add a dried flower and press it on tight. I used tweezers to do so.
  3. Cut any excess flower pieces e. g. the stem or petals & leaves that are too wide, using tiny scissors or a very sharp knife.
  4. Apply Mod Podge heavily on top. You’ll want all the flower parts completely covered. I found that dabbing is the way to go (you’ll see what I mean in the Video Tutorial HERE). If you are using a brushing motion you’ll only wipe the flower or leaf off of your oval driftwood discs.
  5. Let your nicely decorated pendant dry now. As you can see in the pictures above it’ll take a little while until the Mod Podge is see-through. Don’t stress…be patient!

And you’re almost done. All that’s left is adding a ball chain necklace or leather or waxed cotton cord to your DIY pendant and start wearing it day in and day out.

Pretty DIY Jewelry Nature Craft

tutorial on how to make unique diy jewelry from pressed flowers in this case lavender on a wood disc

You’ll notice that the colors of your pressed flowers will deepen a little after the mod podge is dry. I still love the look of that dried lavender.

pressed and dried daisies necklace DIY nature craft for beginners

Here’s a little daisy.

DIY nature craft jewelry necklace using wood discs and dried flowers and leaves

Which one do you like best?

These DIY necklaces with a pressed flowers pendant make for an excellent DIY gift idea for Mother's Day, an anniversary or even stocking stuffers. They are easy to make and a frugal nature craft you and your family will absolutely enjoy. Click for detailed instructions including video tutorial. #craftifymylove #diyjewelry #necklace #woodpendant #diygiftidea #mothersday #stockingstuffers #naturecraft

My favorite is the DIY pressed fern pendant. I wore it once and then gifted my mom with it for Christmas back in 2017. She asked me to change the gold necklace into a brown leather cord (a very nice alternative!) and is wearing it every day since.

Wearing my handmade wood slice and pressed fern pendant necklace. DIY jewelry is super fun to make!

Would you make these DIY pressed flowers pendants for yourself or as a DIY gift idea


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Comments (18)

  1. These are so cool, Habiba! I love your process of transferring flowers onto wood! What a great way to save beautiful flowers! I’ve tried preserving flowers using the microwave and it really works!

    1. Thank you, Gail. I picked most of those flowers in my godmothers garden before she moved house. It’s a great memory.

    1. Thank you so much. I love everything flowers and they were born out of a whim. I love those creations the most.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous what a great way to use natural ingredients to cerate a piece of art and beauty. Thanks for briging it to the Bloggers Pit Stop. xoxo

    Julie Syl

  3. Your pendants are very lovely. Our Julie has chosen your post to be featured on the next Blogger’s Pit Stop. Well done.

  4. This is AMAZING! I never know what to do with pressed flowers so I love this idea!

    1. Right? I have many of them and actually several more ideas in my head what to do with them. Hopefully I’ll find the time soon, to sit down and get crafty…

  5. That is a really neat idea. I really need to press more flowers and it’s a great keepsake.

  6. Hi, I was wondering if you could cover this in resin after the modge podge is dry? I have a larger wooden piece i want to cover in fall leaves and flowers, then possibly resin it. I have been trying to figure out the best way to do it. It will be a home decoration.

    1. Hi Evie, I’ve never worked with resin before but I know for sure that I’ve seen projects covering pressed flowers with resin. Either just give it a try or for more security try to find a similar project. Pinterest is a good database. Enjoy your project, it’ll be wonderful.

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