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The Little Crafty Thing
Flowers: Go out on a sunny afternoon, after the dew has evaporated but before it gets so hot that the blooms are closing or drooping.
Look for flowers you like; just remember, the flatter the bloom, the better. Choose the flowers you’d like to press, and snip at the base.
Next, find the biggest heaviest book you have. Trim the stems of your flowers, spread them flat between the pages, and close the book. To keep the pages safe, you can use coffee filters or parchment paper – just avoid textured papers so you don’t press the texture into your blooms, and anything that might bleed colors or hold onto moisture.
Now, place more books on top of your flower pressing book, or another heavy object like a brick or a weight. Leave it for at least 7 days, preferably two weeks.
After two weeks, check on your flowers. If they’re dry and papery, the job is done. Handle carefully, consider using tweezers.
Art: Using a small amount of glue, fix your blossoms to a piece of paper or a matte, then frame it and hang it on the wall. You can also use a double glass press frame, to eliminate a background.
Bonus Round: Try pressing pretty leaves to go with your blooms. Also, try the pressed flowers attached to plain cards to use as pretty notes to send out!