Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

I am a little bit romantic... ok... maybe a lot romantic 😌

When I started dating my last husband Valentine's Day rolled around after we'd been dating a couple of months. I mailed 5 days worth of little gifts so that he received one each day for 5 days leading up to the big day. I don't remember them all now but I know there was a pair of cute boxers with hearts on them and some candy for 2 of the days.

For my second husband, his favorite dining out meal was malibu chicken from Sterlings restaurant so for his birthday one year I learned how to make that meal for him. I made little menus that looked like the real restaurant menus, had fancy dishes, etc.

For my first husband when we first met I sent him yellow roses at work (I have no idea why I chose yellow). He was a drummer in a band and the waitresses at the bar he worked at later told me that he was so excited about those yellow roses!

Yes, I've just revealed that I have been married 3 times 😖 It's ok, it's not a secret. But, even after 3 divorces, I haven't given up on romance! I love it!

I save cards and notes from my beau and I dry flowers that are given to me.

If you are a subscriber to my newsletter you may have heard me mention a new guy that I am seeing. No... I won't be getting married again! I realize that I am a slow learner but I have finally figured out that marriage is not for me anymore. But that doesn't mean that love isn't for me 💕

Today's project involves a rose that he gave me for Valentine's Day this year.

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY
I dried and pressed that rose and the leaves and I knew I wanted to frame it somehow.

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Here is what you'll need to make one for yourself!


I was shopping at Big Lots with a girlfriend a couple of weeks ago and I found these two glass signs and an idea popped into my head for framing my rose with these signs!

They had several different sayings. I liked the XOXO but didn't really care what the other one said.

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

They were just $5 each.

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

I used a razor blade and just scraped off the words!

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

And then I removed the chain hangers.

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

Now even though I had pressed my rose, it was still too thick to sandwich between two flat pieces of glass so I needed some thin "risers".

I had a bag of these skinny sticks that I thought would work.

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

I used 6 of them and glued them together in stacks of 3.

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

Once they were dry I painted them with Decoart Extreme Sheen in gold to match the metal edges that were already on the glass.

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

I put a little dab of E6000 glue on the glass and glued the leaves down first and then the rose on top.

You can see I also stamped the date on one of the leaves.

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

Next, I glued the risers to the sides, they fit perfectly!

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

Then I glued the top piece of glass with the XOXO onto the risers.

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

Then I added a piece of ribbon as a new hanger.

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

This thing is SO hard to photograph! No matter where I stood or what angle I tried I could either see myself in it or the furniture in the room!

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

How about you? Are you romantic? If you are what is something you'd like to share?

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

Dried Flower Keepsake DIY

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Dried Flower Keepsake DIY