The Best Way to Preserve Your Flowers: Handmade Flower Press

If you are like me, you love to have fresh flowers in your home but hate when they start to fade and die. Well, I have the perfect solution for you – a handmade flower press! With this easy project, you can preserve your flowers forever and ever! Plus, it makes for a great DIY gift idea. So, keep reading for instructions on making your own flower press.

How to make a flower press from household supplies?

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to preserve your flowers, a handmade flower press is a perfect solution! With just a few supplies, you can make your flower press in no time.

pressed flowers

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cardboard (I used an old cereal box)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Heavy books or other weight
  • Flowers

To make your flower press, start by cutting two pieces of cardboard the same size. Mine was about 10″ x 12″. Then, use tape to attach the two pieces of cardboard at one end.

Next, arrange your flowers between the two pieces of cardboard. Again, you may want to experiment with different arrangements before you find one you like. Once you’re happy with the arrangement, close the press by folding over the other end of the cardboard and securing it with tape.

Finally, place your flower press under a heavy book or weight and let it sit for at least 24 hours. After that, your flowers will be beautifully preserved!

ways to use a flower press

Gorgeous ways to use a flower press in your crafting

Flower pressing is a fantastic way to add a touch of nature to your crafting projects. There are so many ways to use pressed flowers to create beautiful and unique items. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Make your greeting cards by gluing pressed flowers onto cardstock or construction paper.
  2. Decorate a scrapbook or journal with pretty pressed flower designs.
  3. Frame some of your favorite pressed flowers to create lovely wall art.
  4. Use pressed flowers to embellish handmade jewelry, such as necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
  5. Create one-of-a-kind gift tags by attaching pressed flowers to plain tags with a bit of glue or tape.

Pressed flowers are a great way to add a personal touch to any crafting project. So give it a try and see what beautiful creations you can come up with!