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:
- Wax paper
First you’ll want to cut your flower’s stem and wax paper to fit the book.
Place the flower between the wax paper (my wax paper is folded, but if you use two sheets of wax paper that works too).
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.
I also did some petals too.
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. :)
I then stacked each book (I had a total of 4 books) among other books that I had.
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.
Opening the books up!
I pressed two whole flowers and a lot of petals.
They became super flat!
Each side of the flowers.
They are really flat!
And a pretty design with all the flowers because why not? :)
Have you ever pressed flowers? If so send me a photo. I’d love to see!
Peace + love, Jaclyn