Did you receive a beautiful floral arrangement as a gift? Your favorite flowers. They smell wonderful. You wish they would last forever. Why not press your beautiful?
Maybe you have christened your baby and received a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers. Or you would like to save your wedding flowers or your special birthday flowers.
Wouldn’t it be nice the make a picture from pressed flowers and frame it with a picture of your wedding day or your new baby in the middle?
The things you can make with pressed flowers are endless. For example, you could make greeting cards, invitation cards, book marks, a flower picture you could frame and put on the wall.
These also make excellent gifts for family and friends, any time of year. The ideas are endless, so get creative and create some unique gifts and memories.
There are so many ways of preserving fresh flowers it can get confusing. Pressing flowers in between books and flower presses has been done for many years. It may not be the quickest way, but I think it's the easiest way. That's why I like pressing fresh flowers between the pages of a big book and with a little patience you can get great results.
On the right are black, yellow and red Pansies. As you can see, with the
yellow and red pansies, their color has faded to a paler color. The black Pansy has stayed a nice black.
On the right I pressed black and red Pansies and also 2 Candy tufts (white and light purple) which have kept their color quite well.
These pressed flowers are yellow Daisies. Calendula Daisies. They turned out very good but when I lifted them off the book using tweezers some of there petals fell off. So be very careful because their petals become very papery and fragile.
If a few petals should fall off don't worry, you can glue them into place when you use them for a project. I made a greeting card with one of these flowers.
Below are step-by-step instructions to help you press your fresh flowers between the pages of a big heavy book and the things you will need to get started.
Now that you know how to press flowers, you can create all sorts of beautiful gifts. Also, pressing flowers from your garden is a wonderful hobby to do. Let me know what flowers you used and how they turned out. So, get flower pressing!
What do you make with your pressed flowers? Greeting cards, book marks..?
I would love to hear your stories, ideas or tips for making gift baskets. Go to my contact me page and share your ideas with me and others.
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Air drying flowers
Air drying flowers or microwave drying.
Made from pressed flowers.