Friday, September 26, 2014

Flower Pressing: Part 1 {Art Friday}

I have really fond memories of pressing flowers as a little one with our flower press. This week we found some lovely local flowers at the farmers market and as they started to fade I thought we would try to preserve them. 

You don't need anything fancy, just a heavy book, some flowers, and some paper. You can also place the flowers inside the book if you have a heavy used one that has minimal value. 

Pick the flowers you want to press. Lay flat on you paper. 

Cover with another sheet and place book on top gently. 

Wait a few weeks for them to dry.  Once ours are dry and pressed we'll use them for a fun project so be sure to check in! 

This was inspired by the lovely ladies over at Wild + Free. They have a free content bundle available  and a new monthly online magazine. September's theme is Garden. Be sure to get a copy before the end of the month! 

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