Tips and Tricks: Pressed Flowers

I love flowers, so many colours, shapes and sizes, the only problem is that eventually the brightness will fade and the petals will fall off. Pressing flowers is an easy and simple idea to make your flowers last indefinitely and can be used to make any high tea invitation one to remember.

How to Press your Flowers:

  1. Gather the flowers you want to press, along with some newspaper, tissue paper, a heavy book (a phone book works well), and a large brick or rock.
  2. First set out a piece of cardboard that is almost the same size as your book, lay a piece of newspaper (about the same size of your cardboard piece) on top of that, followed by a piece of tissue paper (also about the same size as your cardboard piece).
  3. Place the flowers on the tissue paper. Make sure none of them touch each other or hang over the side of the tissue paper.
  4. Cover the flowers with another piece of tissue paper, then newspaper, and then cardboard.
  5. You can continue this process, one on top of the other, until all your flowers are prepared.

Once your stack is done, top it off with your heavy book and the brick or stone. This method usually takes 2 – 4 weeks.

The images above are simple for inspiration sourced from pinterest.

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