Project

Pressed-Flower Plates

Photography: Maura McEvoy

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2004

Introduction

For a reception, brighten plain dinnerware with a sprinkling of cheerful blooms that coordinate beautifully with your centerpieces.

materials

  • Collection of pressed dried flowers (available at crafts-supply stores, floral shops, and online boutiques)

steps

  1. Arrange the flowers (we used cosmos, larkspur, marigolds, and verbena) on chargers, then cover them with clear glass plates.

  2. Place cards, featuring a pressed bloom attached with double-sided tape, tie it all together. For maximum impact, we set our colorful floral motif against a white backdrop.

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