Let's make Dried Flower Ormaments. - The Magic Onions

Let’s make Dried Flower Ormaments.

Some more handmade ornaments are bringing their magic to our Christmas tree. In the Waldorf tradition, we have tried to use natural materials when making our handmade ornaments. Nature is so full of treasures… with a little thought and creativity, just about anything we collect from the outdoors can be turned into pretty ornaments.

Today, we used the flowers and leaves that we had pressed in the autumn. It’s totally amazing how wonderfully preserved their colors are… so bright and sunny.

Kitty always collects all manor of treasures on our walks. We pressed the flowers in the flower press she got from her gran for her last birthday.

We love this flower press… it’s so easy to use. It consists of two wooden boards and clamp bolts that are twisted to press the flowers. It works wonderfully and would be really easy to make.

When Kitty opened it and saw the bright colors of the pressed flowers she gasped in excitement.

We found draw-liner paper from when I lined the draws recently of a cupboard I recycled. You peel off the transparent paper to reveal the sticky side.

Kitty stuck the dried flowers and leaves onto the sticky paper.

And then cut around the edges of the flowers.

With a hole punch, we punched a hole for a ribbon loop to hang our pretty ornaments onto the Christmas tree.

Pretty, colorful, ornaments from Mother Nature herself.

Merry Blessings and magic,

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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  2. What a lovely idea! I wonder- do the colors keep well?

  3. Leaves and flowers make such pretty ornaments! We do the same project often, but laminate them, instead.

    I am jealous of that gorgeous flower press!

  4. beautiful!

  5. your ornaments are lovely!:-)

    thanks for letting us see:-)


  6. They look awesome.I love the look of the dried flowers and leaves and they also save the earth from contamination of metals and plastics that are usually the ingredients for the ornaments.

  7. These are BEAUTIFUL! They really bring some bright spring colour to the tree during winter:D

  8. Brilliant! I am going to do some for our summer nature table… We have so many pressed flowers.

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