Spring is the perfect time for making your own pressed floral art at home and can I just say… it is pretty stinking easy.
You don’t need anything fancy!
Okay so maybe except for one thing. Your frame. You can go as fancy or simple on it. I got this one off of Amazon (shocking I know!)
Go out in your back yard (or somewhere nature-y) and snip some pretty blooms! In this tutorial I've used a press called the Microfleur (where ever did you get this you ask? I’ll give you three guesses but you’ll likely only need one) (Amazon).
The Microfleur dries/presses flowers in a matter of minutes in a microwave compared to the traditional method of pressing flowers between heavy, parchment lined, books. Check out the video tutorial below to see how easy it is!
Ps. I like both ways but find the traditional method preferable only because I can’t seem to get the drying times right on the fleur. But I probably just need to mess with it more/be more patient (not my strong suit). Enjoy!
TRADITIONAL FLOWER PRESS TECHNIQUE
Get a few large heavy books.
Place parchment paper on top of book so the flowers don’t stick.
Place blooms or leaves face down.
Place parchment paper over the blooms/greenery.
Put another heavy book on top with possibly an addition weight (I sometimes use bricks).
Wait a couple weeks (yes this is the slower process).
Unveil gorgeous pressed blooms!