The art of pressed flowers
If you, like us, have found yourself with a lot more time at home lately why not try flower pressing. It’s a fun & creative way to make something beautiful for your home or someone special. To get started, you will only need a few sheets of tracing or baking paper, fresh flowers and a stack of books or magazines. Create your own pressed flower designs in a few simple steps.
Step one: Collect your favourite fresh cut flowers and leaves from your garden, local market or collect them on your morning walk. When choosing your flowers, flat flowers such as daisies and violets work well. Some of our favourites included below are Marigolds, Treasure Flowers, African Daisies, Abelia, Salvia and Bougainvillea.
Step two: Dry the flowers overnight, then arrange them between 2 sheets of tracing paper.
Step three: Place the flowers, within the tracing paper, between the pages of a book or magazine. Then add a stack of books or magazines on top to press down on the flowers. Make sure you keep the flowers within the tracing paper to protect your books, leave them to press for 3 weeks.
Once 3 weeks has passed, they're ready to use to create cards, stationary, gift wrap or to add to almost any of your creative projects. Just attach them to folded cardboard to make a thank you card or mount and frame them to display your dried flowers in your home. You can also tie them around a gift with some ribbon or twine to create a uniquely wrapped gift. Big thanks to G from the Goldie for the flower pressing tips x