Pressed Flowers

All living things eventually die

August 1st
August 2nd
August 3rd

“Mom, I don’t want this flower’s petals to fall off and die, how can we save it?”

I told my daughter that we can’t keep it alive, but there is a way to keep its petals from falling off and keep it forever.

“Let’s do it, this one’s about to die!”

So we did

Pressed Flowers
•parchment paper
•book
•flowers (try to stick to flowers that can be pressed flat, thick flowers don’t work as well)

Back in 2008, I pressed my prom corsage. I still have it in a scrapbook, along with pictures of my husband and I at prom, but it never flattened all the way.

Anyway

Open the book, fold a piece of parchment paper in half and put it on top of the page

Then place the flowers between the parchment paper and carefully close it

Put something heavy on top of the book and leave it be for a week.

After a week the flowers should be dried and flat and can be used for a keepsake or decoration.

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Published by Cool Esse

Life is cool

8 thoughts on “Pressed Flowers

  1. I love pressed flowers so much. Thank you so much for this reminder, as I haven’t done it in ages. I have an old corsage like that in my memory box, too. So special.

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  2. Cool Esse – love pressed flowers and my, what awesome art you’ve created!
    CONGRATS – you are one of our Featured Friends at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy this week.
    Enjoy your week in the spotlight! xoxo 🙂

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