DIY Coffee Table Flowers

Do you ever get a thought stuck in your head about a certain piece of décor that you want and nothing else will do? I’m probably the worse for this. I recently thought that a small bouquet of pink flowers in a clear vase would be a perfect finishing touch for my coffee table in the living room, and although I’ve seen them a million times, for some reason I couldn’t find one anywhere. So, I made one instead!

Michael’s had a great sale on their Ashland flowers last week so I picked up a really pretty bouquet for $6.00. Then I purchased a vase from the dollar store and picked up an Acrylic Water Kit from Wal-Mart for $10.00. I had hoped that I could use the kit more than once, but the vase was larger than I thought.

WP_20150414_012The kit comes with a plastic tray, a bottle of epoxy resin, a bottle of curing agent, and a stir stick. You simply mix equal parts of the resin and curing agent and then stir them together in the tray.

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Once the liquid is clear, pour it in the vase being careful not to splash it on the vase walls.

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Then place the flowers in the liquid and allow 24-48 hours to cure.

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Now I have all the essentials for my coffee table tray – a vase of flowers, a candle, a good read (seriously hilarious), and, of course, a peacock.

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What are your favourite coffee table items?

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