I’ve been married for five months now and I’m still wrapping up wedding items, including a wedding album I still need to put together and a dress I should probably do something with. But one thing I tackled recently was this DIY to preserve a tiny bit of my wedding bouquet. The day after my wedding we were packing to leave on our honeymoon and I had no idea what to do with my flowers, so I threw the whole bouquet into the fridge. Once we got home, I realized that bouquet was taking up prime real estate so out of the fridge it came and onto our catch all table it sat. Then we moved apartments and I found myself packing a basket of dead flowers (I also still had my flower crown from my bridal shower) and questioning what I was doing with my life – dead flowers sorta creep me out.
So I finally got around to creating these ease pendant necklace DIY using petals and leaves from my dried wedding bouquet. I thought this would be a great idea to preserve a piece of my flowers without feeling the need to hang onto the entire bundle. Plus, I can wear it!
Now, before we get started, let me remind you what these flowers looked like in all their glory. My bouquet was full of soft roses and ranunculus and was dripping greens with different textures. I absolutely loved it. You can read my full wedding write up here.
Wedding Bouquet Pendants
- Blank Pendant Setting/Tray with matching clear glass dome – like this set from Michael’s
- Clear adhesive with glass like finish – this Diamond Glaze worked great
- Dried flowers
Clip off small pieces of flowers and leaves you plan to use. Put a thin layer of adhesive on the tray of the pendant. Carefully lay and arrange your floral pieces on the adhesive. Add another thin layer of adhesive over the flowers then place on your glass bead, flat side toward the adhesive. If any adhesive overflows, wipe with a dampened paper towel. Let pendant dry for 2-3 hours.
Tips: To avoid air bubbles, do not shake your adhesive contained (I learned this the hard way). I also decided to paint the inside of one of the pendants white before following the above instructions. This one ended up being my favorite.