Today we are sharing a fun, new DIY in partnership with Afloral! This one you’re going to love as it’s super on trend and totally do-able!
Afloral has an amazing selection of dried flowers (it’s our favorite place to shop for them!) and recently started selling acrylic resin. What is that, you ask? Acrylic resin forms into a hard plastic material that you can use in so many ways! Place cards, signage, photos holders, you name it! And today we’ve used it to create pressed flower place cards for your wedding guests as a cute wedding detail. This one takes a bit of patience in the beginning, but the reward is so worth it!
Here’s how we made it…
What You’ll Need:
• Acrylic resin (called Liquid Illusion Acrylic Water Resin on Afloral.com)
• Molds – these can be in whatever shape so get creative!
• Dried Florals in your choice! We used dried ferns, star flowers and bunny tails)
Tip: The acrylic resin comes in a kit of two. One bottle is the hardener, one is the acrylic resin. Follow all the directions on the bottle before using and wear gloves!
Follow the directions on the bottle by pouring half of each bottle (in the amount you need) into a plastic cup and stirring together. It’s important that you follow the directions on the bottle at this point!
Set your desired flowers into your mold, and pour the combined resin over the flowers, into the mold. Wait 24-48hrs to harden! The steps for this DIY are super simple, but you’ll want to experiment with your flower layouts and how you want the finished look to be.
When the mold hardens, you’ll be able to pop out your acrylic and be good to go!
We used a white calligraphy pen to write out the names of wedding guests. Super simple! You could also hire a calligraphy artist to do this step to really step it up!
Play around with different calligraphy styles and flower combinations to switch things up!
And there you have it!
If you make your own acrylic place setting with AFloral using these steps or supplies, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY
*This post is sponsored by Afloral.com. All content, ideas, and words are by Green Wedding Shoes. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!