Preserve spring flower blossoms with this simple DIY flower press! Press flowers for wall art, jewelry, or to decorate candles! This post has been sponsored by TreeTop.
DIY Flower Press
Supplies: 2 pieces of 12×12″ plywood, two pieces of cardboard, and some copy paper.
Steps to Assemble Your DIY Flower Press
- Place one piece of plywood down.
- Place one piece of cardboard on top and then one piece of copy paper.
- Arrange your flowers and petals on the copy paper, making sure they do not touch each other.
- Add the second piece of copy paper, followed by the second piece of cardboard, and finally the plywood.
What flowers work best in a DIY flower press?
You can press any flower, but flowers like poppies, violets, or daisies that are flat work better.
How long do pressed flowers last?
Ours have lasted on this canvas for a few years, but the colors faded after about 4 months. They were still beautiful though!
How can you preserve other flowers that can’t be pressed?
You can preserve large bud flowers like roses by removing the leaves, tying the ends together, and hanging them upside down.
Is there a fast way to press flowers?
You can iron them! Here is a simple pressed flower tutorial from Better Homes and Gardens
This post was originally published in the spring of 2014.