This has become a very popular craft and it's popularity is growing as people grow moreand more aware of the things they dispose of and they want to recycle as muchas they can – and what better way to do this than make your own gorgeous masterpiecethat you can keep forever? Who wants tothrow out what was a gorgeous bouquet because it has started to wilt? Pressed Flowers are just one of the FlowerCrafts that have taken off in recent years. It is no longer just a Children's pastime – although is a great activityfor children – and something that the whole family can get involved in. Please see this link for some examplesof what you can do with your pressed flowers.
It is SO EASY to do – and need not cost you a penny!
- Firstly put your flowers inside sheets of plain paper or similar to avoid colour dying. Take care of the way in which you place them as if you want a “side view” in your picture for example, you willneed to lay your flower this way to press.
- An expensive flower press is not needed – anything that will put pressure and weight onto your flowers will do. Placing inside a heavy book and lodging under your sofa (for example) should work just as well.
- WAIT. This may take some time depending on the moisture within the flowers and how much pressure they have on them.
Of course, you can you can use a flower press - which need not be expensive – go for asmall one when you first start out – or even a second hand one if you wish. Otherwise, if you are feelingflush – there are a multitude of presses available in all shapes, sizes and for all budgets.
- Uses for Pressed flowers
Why limit yourself to making pictures? Pressed flowers are also great for making cards (Mother's Day perhaps?), Diary/journalcovers, and to decorate all sorts of items around your house such as: napkinrings, candles, table mats and tablecloths – the list really is endless.
And Pressing Flowers is far from the only craft you can use flowers for – there areso many other craft ideas – which I will go into later... so watch this space!