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Pressed Spring Flowers


Pressed Spring Flowers

When I was grocery shopping yesterday, I wanted to buy some fresh flowers for my home.  Apparently everyone else was thinking the same thing because they were completely cleaned out!  I think with the weather warming up, everyone’s just in the mood for flowers.  If you don’t want to buy flowers regularly, or if you want to preserve flowers from a special occasion, you can try pressed Spring flowers.  Pressing flowers is easy to do and all you need is some flowers, wax paper, and a heavy book.

Instructions

To press flowers, try and select fresh ones in good condition that are completely dry.  Next, place the flowers between two sheets of wax or parchment paper inside a heavy book.  Using your finger, press down the center of the flower to spread the petals.  Slowly close the book and stack books on top so the weight is pressing down on the flowers.  Leave the flowers for about a week to dry.  After a day or so, you can check the flowers to see if they need to be rearranged in any way.  After they are completely dried, you can arrange them how you want.

Other Spring Ideas

I decided to press my flowers and hang them in a brass specimen frame.  You can also create a flower construction and frame the petals in an artistic way.  Finally, If you don’t want to press flowers, you can hang them upside down to dry.

Have you ever pressed flowers before?  They’re so pretty!

If you’re looking for other Spring ideas, you can click here, here, and here to see some other blog posts.

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