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Best way to press flowers for framing

Best way to press flowers for framing

Check out this tutorial for the best way to press flowers with kids. They can collect the flowers, press them, and arrange a beautiful piece of artwork.  It’s a fun spring activity for kids that has been around for ages.
Check out this tutorial for the best way to press flowers with kids. They can collect the flowers, press them, and arrange a beautiful piece of artwork. It’s a fun spring activity for kids that has been around for ages.

Best way to press flowers

We are nearing our move and I’m finding myself looking for pieces of Florida to bring with us. I have tons of seashells, pictures of palm trees, and air plants, but I still wanted something more. While flipping through my vintage art books I saw a chapter on pressed flowers and I was hooked. So I started right away.

This craft is a great spring activity for kids. They can walk around and pick colorful spring flowers, press them, and then arrange them. It’s a great way to work on those fine motor skills.

Plus, any time I can make a flower craft I’m happy. Something about flowers always brings a smile to my face.

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If you can’t make this flower craft now, pin it to your crafts ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.Check out this tutorial for the best way to press flowers with kids. They can collect the flowers, press them, and arrange a beautiful piece of artwork. It’s a fun spring activity for kids that has been around for ages. #twitchetts

How to dry and press flowers

  • Choose several different shapes, sizes, and colors of flowers to press. 
  • Some flowers press better than others, check out the best flowers to use for pressing. But a general rule is to look for flowers that lay flat, have thinner petals, and thicker centers.
  • Make sure to let the flowers sit for a long time. Some people say a month, but we found a couple weeks to work.

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How to press flowers for framing

Below is our step by step tutorial for how to press flowers for framing. Feel free to print it for easy reference.

Yield: Several frames of flowers

Pressed Flowers Tutorial

Pressed Flowers Tutorial

Pressed flowers make a fantastic spring craft. Display them or give them as gifts!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 14 days
Total Time 14 days 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Freshly picked flowers
  • Paper Towels
  • Picture Frames

Tools

  • Heavy Books
  • Scissors (optional)

Instructions

    1. First, gather some flowers. 
    2. Layout your flowers on two layers of paper towels.
    3. Gently press them into place.
    4. Cover with 2 layers of paper towels. Then smash them in a large book.
    5. Weigh them down with whatever you have around and put them out of the way for a few weeks. (These are those vintage art books)
    6. After you have waited at least 2 weeks gently open the books and pull out the paper towels.
    7. Next just play around with your layouts.  I moved mine around quite a bit deciding which flowers I liked etc.  When you have a good idea of what you like, open your frames and place them directly on the glass.
    8. Then place paper and layer in extra padding (magazine pages) to make it nice and tight when you close it.

Notes

Display them around your home or give them as gifts!

 

 

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When to make Flower art inspiration

Sometimes you see a craft and think, oh that’s cute! But then you don’t know when you will make it. Here are some ideas for this fun art project!

  • These make a fantastic Mother’s Day gift.
  • Hang them in your home.
  • Decorate your classroom or playroom.
  • Make a bunch and send them to shut-ins or patients in a hospital.

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Check out this tutorial for the best way to press flowers with kids. They can collect the flowers, press them, and arrange a beautiful piece of artwork. It’s a fun spring activity for kids that has been around for ages. #twitchetts

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Marilu Latham

Friday 10th of April 2015

Really lovely idea to have my favorite flowers in my living room decoration!!!I would love to invite you to visit my etsy shop at:https://www.etsy.com/shop/MALUARTPERU

Kae James

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014

These are amazing! They are so pretty! I have to try this. I'm all for flowers!

Christine Cox

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

These are sooooooooooooo pretty!! I will have to remember this when spring comes around again :)

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Friday 10th of April 2015

Hope you have time to get out and get flowers now that it is warm!

Laura Flaute

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

Susie, this is so beautiful! Yes, the beach next to them would be nice too, Natasha :)

Natasha Hanneman

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

Wow, those are lovely and so easy! Great idea! Now if you could just put the sun and beach between some pages and take that with you too! ;)

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Friday 10th of April 2015

Good point!! Thanks for stopping by!