Coasters with Pressed Flowers
Make celebrate the flowers of spring by turning them into coasters that make beautiful gifts.
Pressed Flowers and Leaves
Plain Vinyl Placemats in a Natural Color
Rope or Twine (from the Hardware Store)
Small Bowl or Large Glass
(to trace around -- about 4" circle)
Low Temp Hot Glue Gun
Clear Contact Paper
Pen or Marker
Press flowers and leaves traditionally or with the Microwave Flower Press.
Using a small bowl or large glass, trace four 4" circles on the back of your vinyl placemat. Cut them out.
Cut matching circles of felt and use tacky glue to cover the bottoms of your vinyl circles. Turn over.
Arrange pressed leaves and flower on the right sides of the vinyl. Apply tiny dabs of glue with a toothpick to keep the flowers in place.
Cover the coasters with clear contact paper. Trim to the size of your coasters. Use a hot glue gun to make attach rope or twine all around the outside edge of each coaster.
This craft reprinted courtesy of MakingFriends.com.
Terri is the creator of makingfriends.com, freekidscrafts.com, scoutswaps.com and badginabag.com. Her work is republished all over the internet and is considered the queen of kids crafts.