Get ready for summer in style and fragrance with this DIY scented Flower necklace that you can make from just a few items you may have laying around the house.
Essential Items you will need:
- Empty plastic bottle
- Clear glue
- Necklace chain or thick string
- Source of heat (iron or drinks warmer)
- Lavender oil
Step 1: Pick a Flower
First you need to venture into the garden and pick a flower, I chose a fairly small one for this project.
Step 2: Separate Petals
Not you will need to separate the petals from the stem by pulling them off one by one.
Step 3: Cut Base Segments Off of an Empty Bottle
Find an old bottle laying around, wash it out and cut off the bottom section, you will need to cut around each segment of the bottle.
Step 4: Choose an Arrangement
Choose how you want the segments to sit when on your necklace.
Step 5: Poke Holes Through the Plastic
With a needle poke holes in the sections that string will be going through:
Step 6: (Optional) Melt Edges
This stage is optional, but if you would like to neaten the edges of the plastic, you can press each side against a hot surface to slightly melt it, I used a coffee warmer and applied pressure on each side to create a plastic lip, an iron can also be used.
Step 7: Add Clear PVA Glue to the Segments
Now add a dab of clear PVA glue to the plastic segments and spread it so that the whole surface is covered, at this point I mixed some lavender oil in with the PVA to add a floral scent to each segment:
Step 8: Place Your Petals
Take your flower petals and add one to each segment by pressing them into the glue, you can add other foliage here depending on the design you want (leaves or more flowers), I used the end of a needle to ensure that it was correctly stuck down:
Step 9: Leave to Dry
Once dried your sections should look similar to this.
Step 10: Melt Candle Wax
You will now need to melt some candle wax, i used a red floral scented candle. Pour the wax from the candle into each segment:
Step 11: Tie Your Segments Together With String
Now you will need to thread some string through the holes in the plastic which you poked out earlier and tie the ends off.
At this stage you can choose the chain or rope / string necklace that you would like to use, I had some lying around, you will need to tie the chain onto the string of the segments.
Step 13: All Complete
You will now have yourself a scented flower necklace. This method gives you a large variety of options depending on the scent used, candle color & flower you choose and leaves you with a stylish accessory.