How to press flowers

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

How to press flowers

Pressed flowers can be used in frames or can add a pretty touch. They also make a very cute gift for a friend or family member. 

Things you will need: 

Flowers of your choice, either picked or from a floral bouquet, maybe once there are starting to die. 
2 pieces of paper 
2 big books or something heavy to place onto of the plants 
1 pair of scissors
A frame, mine used in the pictures was from Matalan. You can click on this Link to get yours!

Step 1: collect your bunch of flowers. I have gone for a few flowers we picked from my grandmas garden and some roses. Pick a colour scheme/theme. 

Step 2: snip off the stems. 

Step 3: arrange all the flowers on one piece of paper. Remember that this will be the way they are pressed so make sure you like how they look (they won’t turn out perfect though! But that’s the beauty of it).

Step 4: place another piece of paper on top and put your paper sandwich in between two heavy items (I used books) and this will begin the pressing stage. 

Step 5: wait 48/72 hours to make sure they are dry and pressed. 

Step 6: remove the flowers from the paper and arrange in the frame. 

That’s it. I used mine for decoration and I loved the way it turned out.

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