Pressed Flowers: Projects to Make and How to Press Your Own Flowers
Pressed Flower Glass Bottles
Decorated pressed flower glass bottles are simple to decorate and make elegant gifts for housewarming parties and showers and a way to preserve your favorite pressed flowers. Fill glass bottles with bubble bath, scented massage oil, bath crystals, or Realhousewife's linen spray. Decorated bottles add charm to any tabletop or night stand.
Supplies Needed to Make Pressed Flower Glass Bottles
- One bottle for decorating
- Mod Podge or other white glue
- One sponge paint brush
- Your favorite pressed flowers
How to Make a Pressed Flower Glass Bottle
1. Start with a clean glass bottle. Wash it in the diswasher or by hand to remove fingerprints or residue.
2. Paint a thin coat of Mod Podge on the glass with a sponge brush.
3. Arrange the pressed flowers in the glue as you want them.
4. Add a thin coat of Mod Podge on the top of the flowers and allow the glue to dry.
5. When the glue is dry, peel off the excess making sure you leave the flowers intact. A scrub with a steel wool pad will remove the leftover glue while making the glass sparkle. Fill with your favorite product and enjoy!
Do not submerge your pressed flower glass bottle in water or put it in the dishwasher. The glue is not waterproof and your flowers will wash away.
Pressed Flower Note Card
Pressed flowers can be applied to any cardstock to make a thoughtful greeting card. Add Mod Podge or other white glue to the card. Carefully arrange your flowers on the card. Let the glue dry and apply another coat to top of the flowers to preserve them. Add a handwritten note and you have a meaningful gift.
Creating a card with pressed poinsettias or other Christmas flowers makes Christmas cards affordable and memorable. Consider covering a paper bookmark with pressed flowers to give as a memorable gift.
Pressed Flower Plates and Coasters
Pressed flowers are beautiful when displayed in glass. You set a table with two glass plates with a layer of pressed roses and baby's breath in between for an elegant display that looks stunning by candlelight.
Pressed flowers can be added to do it yourself glass coaster kits for a romantic look. Pressed ferns are beautiful for a natural woodsy theme. Pressed flowers can also be added to plain coasters for quick décor. Add Mod Podge to a plain coaster and set the dried flowers on it in your favorite pattern. When the glue dries, add a thin coat of polyurethane spray to the coaster to seal the flower. All the coaster to dry for 24 hours.
How to Press Your Own Flowers
Pressing flowers at home is an easy way to preserve your favorite flowers. Immediatley prepare them by flattening them out on wax paper, making sure each petal and leaf is flat.Fold the wax paper around the flower. Place the flower in the middle of a large book that is heavy enough to keep weight on the flower. After two weeks, your flower will be ready for crafts. When pressing your own flowers, the most important step is protecting them from moisture.
White flowers tend to turn brown when pressed and aren't the best color of flowers to press.
Microwave Flower Presses
Flowers can be pressed in a microwave for faster and easier results. Flowers can be flattened and wrapped in a coffee filter and microwaved in short bursts of 30 seconds. Between each 30 second session, the coffee filter needs to be removed from the microwave and opened so steam can escape from the filter. When the flower is completely cool, it can be wrapped and microwaved again until the process is complete.
Microwave flower presses are now available. These have trays that effectively flatten flowers and allow for proper ventilation to make pressed flowers beautiful and colorful.
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