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January 29, 2014

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How To Make Pressed Flowers

January 29, 2014

Preserving flowers is a popular way to lengthen the life of your flowers, especially if they’re from someone special!  There are many ways to preserve flowers, one of which is pressing flowers.

Pressed flowers add a touch of elegance and beauty to any decoration or craft. From greeting cards to framed art, these dried beauties are versatile and will add a creative touch to any DIY project. Did you know that pressed flowers are also pretty easy to make? Rather than buying fake pressed flowers at the local craft store, we’re going to show you how to press your own from fresh flowers in just a few simple steps.

Here we have two methods for pressing flowers – the first requires using a microwave and takes about 5 minutes (from start to finish) per flower. The second requires less hassle, but calls for a wait time of about a month.how-to-make-pressed-flowers_completed

We used the first process to make these pressed roses, but you can use any flower of your choice! Lilies, daffodils, sunflowers, and daisies would also be a great choice for this project (just be sure to remove the excess pollen).

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