Pressed Flowers

Hello kittens! Remember my post on the Galentine’s Day Tea Party from Valentine’s Day? If not, check it out. If you do, then you might recognize these flowers! A couple of days after the party, these carnations were still going strong and looking so lovely. But before they withered away I decided to press them. So I grabbed a few and did just that. :)

What you’ll need:

  1. Flower(s)
  2. Wax paper
  3. Scissors
  4. Books

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First you’ll want to cut your flower’s stem and wax paper to fit the book.

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Place the flower between the wax paper (my wax paper is folded, but if you use two sheets of wax paper that works too).

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Close the book. It wouldn’t close all the way since the flower was pretty thick, but have no fear, it will become flat after a while.

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I also did some petals too.

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Again, remember to cut your wax paper to the size of your book. If you need to put the wax paper in the book, then trim, then by golly do that. :)

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I then stacked each book (I had a total of 4 books) among other books that I had.

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After a week or so, I changed out the wax paper (I didn’t want the moisture to ruin my pretty books!). Do this a few times. I actually forgot about these flowers until the other day (2.5 months after I pressed them, ha!), but I had changed the wax paper enough times that it was fine.

So here are the four books I used to press some flowers with.

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Opening the books up!

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I pressed two whole flowers and a lot of petals.

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They became super flat!

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Each side of the flowers.

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They are really flat!

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And a pretty design with all the flowers because why not? :)

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Have you ever pressed flowers? If so send me a photo. I’d love to see!

Peace + love, Jaclyn