Pressed Flower Projects Pressed Flower Projects

by Paul Lowe, of Sweet Paul Pressed Flower Hero

Before there was Pinterest, or even the Internet for that matter, I used to pin all my best ideas on a giant bulletin board in my room. It’s where all my pictures, notes and cards ended up living for months on end. Though we live in a paperless world, sometimes it’s nice to have a place to store memories that aren’t on a screen. Today, I have my pin board up in my kitchen to hold important reminders, fun pictures and some of my favorite cards. It’s so nice to see those paper memories smiling back at me every morning, and it’s a great place to store important things, like grocery lists.

Pressed Flowers Pressed Flowers

Instructions For Pressed Flowers

Supplies

  • Heavy book
  • Blotting paper or parchment paper
  • Fresh flowers
  • Leaves
  • Fern

How to Make this Project

  1. Place flowers, leaves or fern face down between two pieces of parchment or blotting paper. Make sure items are spaced out and don’t overlap.
  2. Place everything inside a large heavy book and carefully close the book.
  3. Place extra weight on top of the book using other books or a brick.
Botanical Wall Art Pressed Flowers

Instructions For Botanical Wall Art

Supplies

  • Pressed flowers
  • Art paper
  • Making tape

How to Make this Project

  1. Arrange pressed flowers and greenery onto pieces of art paper.
  2. Once you find an arrangement you like, tape everything down to the art paper with masking tape.
  3. Arrange art paper on a wall and hang with masking tape.
Wrapping Paper Pressed Flowers

Instructions For Wrapping Paper

Supplies

  • Pressed flowers
  • White paper
  • Craft glue
  • Camera
  • Printer

How to Make this Project

  1. Arrange pressed flowers and greenery onto a large sheet of paper.
  2. Take a photograph of your arrangement and print it out using a printer.
  3. Use your printer paper to wrap gifts.
Gift Tags Pressed Flowers

Instructions For Gift Tags

Supplies

  • Pressed flowers
  • Cardboard, cut into gift tag-sized rectangles
  • Craft glue
  • Hole puncher
  • Twine

How to Make this Project

  1. Arrange pressed flowers onto gift tags.
  2. Use craft glue to glue flowers into place.
  3. Make a hole in each card using a hole puncher.
  4. Cut twine and thread through hole in card. Then, attach the gift card to your gift.