Friday, 5 August 2011

How to Make a Flower Press

Summer is just around the corner and for those of us learning about botany this spring and summer, or for those of us who like to dry flowers for other crafts I have put this tutorial together.

Todays’ tutorial is going to teach you how to create a simple, but effective flower press.



You will need:

2 pieces of cardboard (they need to be the same size, and need to be cut to the size you would like your press to be) – I like to recycle packing boxes, they are nice and sturdy.
Cutting Board
Art knife/ Stanley knife
Sticky tape
Clear Packaging Tape
Self-adhesive plastic wrap
Wrapping paper or newspaper
Ribbon about 2m per press

First wrap the pieces of cardboard in the wrapping paper.
Next, to stabilize and protect the edges, I use the clear sticky tape and put a layer on each edge.

Cover both pieces of cardboard in the clear self-adhesive wrap.

For extra decoration you can embelish the front cover with dried flowers etc.


Now you need to cut 4 holes in each corner edge of each piece of cardboard to thread the ribbon through.



Now thread the ribbon through, starting at the front edge of the page.


Now continue to thread the ribbon through the back piece of cardboard, starting on the inside edge.





Take a few sheets of kitchen towel and fold in half. 
Place them inside your flower press ready to collect and press your flowers.



Now you are ready to go out into the garden and find some of natures treasures to dry. When you have collected them, place them in your press and place under a heavy book. Have fun!





3 comments:

  1. Lovely post, thank you so much for sharing:)

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  2. Thanks for coming past Linda.....have a great Sunday. x

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  3. Awesome idea! I love pressing flowers. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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