Make Your Own Flower Press

How To Make A Flower Press

Make your own flower press. How do you press a flower in a flower press? First, make a wooden flower press with these easy step-by-step instructions. One of the easiest ways of preserving fresh flowers forever.

There's also instructions on how to press your flowers in your wooden flower press.

You can make all sorts of wonderful gifts. Gifts like greeting cards, book marks, invitations or even a picture to hang on the wall.

So collect all your flowers and don't forget leaves, because they to can be pressed! Follow these step-by-step instructions below. 

Instructions on How to Make Your own Flower Press. dried flowers. Flower pressing.

Make Your Own Flower Press

Things You Need to Make Your own Flower Press:

  1. Two pieces of ply wood, each piece ½ inch (1.3 cm approximately) thick, measuring 14 inches square ( 35.6 cm square approximately) with four holes drilled in each corner ½ inch (1.3 cm) away from the sides.
  2. Four bolts. The length of bolts should be no shorter than 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm) Remember the thickness of the paper and the flowers.
  3. Four winged nuts to fit the bolts. This is to screw the press down.
  4. Eight washers to fit the nuts. This is to put between the ply wood and the bolts.
  5. Lots of kitchen towels. This is to soak the moisture from the flowers and leaves.
  6. Lots of newspaper cut to the size of the plywood.

    Once you have cut the wood to size and drilled the four holes, (or better still, get somebody to do it for you) insert a washer onto a bolt and insert into a hole you drilled. Repeat this for all four bolts. When finished you should have a piece of wood with four bolts sticking upwards.

And that's all there is to it!

How To Press Flowers

Method For Pressing Flowers:

 Now that you have made your flower press, it's time to prepare the press for pressing flowers.

  1. To press flowers in your flower press place a piece of newspaper and kitchen towel on the wood, then fill this with your chosen flowers. Remember that the flowers cannot touch each other.
  2. Cover the flowers with a layer of kitchen towel and newspaper.
  3. When you have filled your press with flowers or leaves, place the second piece of wood on top.
  4. With the other four washers you have left, place one on each of the bolts, then take the four winged nuts and screw the wood down tightly.
  5. Check every few days to see if the kitchen towel is damp; if it is, carefully change the kitchen towel for dry ones and place the flowers back. Then tighten the press again.

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What do you make with your pressed flowers? Greeting cards, book marks, gift tags? 
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