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Apr 29, 2013

Keepsake Dried Flower Phone Case

My little boy likes to pick flowers from our yard to give to me.  Of course those little treasures don't last long, and then they go to the garbage.  Last week, he picked some little pink blooms and a couple of bluebonnets, and he was so sweet.  He handed them to me and said, "I knew you would like these, because they're pretty like you."  That kid sure knows what to say to a gal!

Instead of letting them get all wilted, I put them between some paper towels, then pressed them in a phone book.  Then I made this:

I had all the supplies on hand, other than the $1.00 cell phone case, so I wound up spending very little money on this project.

Want to make one of your own?  

Here's what you'll need:
Dried flowers (your own or store-bought)
Mod Podge
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Glitter (optional)
Phone case (mine is from the dollar store)
Scissors

1.  First, lay out the flowers on the phone in a way that you like.  Don't worry if there's overlap.  You can trim that off later.

2.  Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on the cover.  Place the flowers down according to your plan.  Flatten them out as much as possible.  If you want a little glitter, you can sprinkle that now OR you can sprinkle it before you put the flowers down.  Your choice.

3.  Snip off any loose stems or pieces hanging over the edges.

4.  Next spread the Dimensional Magic over the whole thing, being careful to keep it from dripping down the sides.  If that does happen, you can remove it with a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover.  The Dimensional Magic forms a hard clear coating over the whole thing for a smooth surface.

5.  It will look a little cloudy at this point, but it dries clear.

6.  Let it dry according to directions, and before you know it, you'll have a sweet and pretty phone case!





6 comments:

  1. How pretty. I just love this idea. Thanks.

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  2. LOVELY... THANKS... MY DAUGHTER IS JUST THE SAME SHE IS ALWAYS GIVING ME FLOWERS SO THATS AN INCREDIBLE IDEA TO KEEP THEM... THANKS

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    1. I hope you'll try it! It's super easy and only took me about ten minutes to do, start to finish (other than drying time, of course). I'm happy I could share!

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  3. My first "pin" inspiration and it's beautiful. Thanks

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    1. How sweet you are! Thank you so much!

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