Flower Pressing

August 25, 2017 - 1 minute read

Summer DIY

Preserving Wild Flowers

This Summer DIY craft will preserve the beauty from right outside your door. It is perfect for your apartment home decor or even a fun decoration for outside. You don’t need many supplies, in fact, most of the supplies are probably in your home. Flower pressing is very simple, you can either purchase a pressing kit or use any book. Use this flower pressing craft to revamp your apartment.

Summer DIY

Courtesy of Getty + Paul Viant

What you will need: 

  • An assortment of flowers ( You can use leaves )
  • Garden scissors
  • Book or pressing kit (Telephone book works best)

How to Press Flowers and Leaves: 

  1. Go outside and collect flowers
  2. Dry the flowers by grouping them into bunches and hanging them upside down, You don’t want to do this where they can be rained on or the indoors.
  3. Grab your book. Like we said in the materials needed, telephone books work best because the pages are absorbent and you have a lot of room to dry flowers. Place weights on top of the closed book or more books.
  4. Now get crafty, there are so many things you can do with pressed flowers. One we find simple, yet very alluring is glass frames.

There you go, you have yourself a charming new piece of decor for your apartment home!

 

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