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Pressed Flower Crafts on furniture.

Updated: Dec 20, 2020

What a difficult time we have in the 2020 year! Coronavirus pandemic. I used to be a very active artist and did not miss any local event to sell my arts and crafts. But this year I didn’t take part anywhere. I have a lot of dried pressed plant materials at home. If I don’t sell anything I don’t want to create something new. I was thinking about what I can do with my pressed dried plants. And some fresh idea came to my mind: I decided to decorate the wooden cabinets of the kitchen with dried pressed plants and resin. I never had done this before. I just had experience with pieces of resin jewelry with pressed plants. When I share my idea with my husband he didn’t like it. But in spite of that,

I started to think about how to do everything in my new project technically. I imagined my cabinets will look like a gallery where on each door will be an image with its own design. And I did this in practice.


A door of a wooden cabinet with image of flowering branch of Flowering Quince made of Pressed Flowers. Pressed Flower Craft.
A door of a wooden cabinet with image of flowering branch of Flowering Quince made of Pressed Flowers. Pressed Flower Craft.

A door of a wooden cabinet with a branch of Nandina with red leaves. Pressed Flower Craft.
A door of a wooden cabinet with a branch of Nandina with red leaves. Pressed Flower Craft.

A door of a wooden cabinet with dried pressed leaves of Philodendron different colors. Pressed Flower Craft.
A door of a wooden cabinet with dried pressed leaves of Philodendron different colors. Pressed Flower Craft.


A door of a wooden cabinet with dried pressed plant of Morning Glory. Pressed Flower Craft
A door of a wooden cabinet with dried pressed plant of Morning Glory. Pressed Flower Craft

I looked through all my pressed plants and made a huge mess at our home. Plenty of pressed plants I chose for my project and they were lying all over the home and were waiting when I’d use them. But nothing I can do with this. If other artists have their paints in a box I as a floral artist need to see my pressed plants. And they take a lot of space at home. But very soon I understood I’m in inspiration with my furniture project and I didn’t pay attention to a big mess in our home at all. I tried to use this or that pressed plants to create a design for every cabinet and this was very interesting.

I didn’t notice how one-week flu by very quickly. And it was so big pleasure to create floral designs for kitchen cabinets that I continued to do the same job for cabinets in the bathroom.


A door of a wooden cabinet with dried pressed plant. Pressed Flower Craft.

A door of a wooden cabinet with dried pressed plant of Bamboo. Pressed Flower Craft.
A door of a wooden cabinet with dried pressed plant of Bamboo. Pressed Flower Craft.


A door of a wooden cabinet with dried pressed plant. Pressed Flower Craft.
A door of a wooden cabinet with dried pressed plant. Pressed Flower Craft.

I bought resin and started to use it on the doors outside.


Two cans of Epoxy resin.
Two cans of Epoxy resin.

Doors of wooden cabinets with dried pressed plants. Pressed Flower Crafts.
Doors of wooden cabinets with dried pressed plants. Pressed Flower Crafts.

My husband changed his mind, he already liked what I have done. It happened to him when cabinets weren’t even hanging back, but lying on my work table inside or outside of our house. Yes, my new project wasn’t like the tiny pieces of resin jewelry I used to do. I was working inside and outside of the house and took a lot of space.

I was making a video about the whole process of my kitchen furniture project and in fact, I didn’t know exactly if I would be successful or not. When my husband and I had all decorated doors hanged back we really enjoyed how our kitchen and bathroom look now.

To see the result of my job and work process it is possible in these my videos:



Unfortunately, the pandemic situation is continuing. After finishing the kitchen furniture project I directed my creative energy to my house again. I decorated the bedroom furniture with pressed plants.


I’m going to tell you about this pressed Flower Crafts later.

Vacuum-sealed Pressed Plant Arts are HERE

Pressed Plant Arts are HERE

Real butterflies in shadow boxes are HERE

Resin pieces of jewelry are HERE

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