Pressing Your Plants

You Will Need:

An old bouquet, flowers or plant
Flat, heavy object (phone book, dictionary, encyclopedia, etc.)
Pressure absorbent paper (newspaper, paper towel, etc.)
Warm place for storage

Pressing your flowers or plants is a great way to preserve your memories as a keepsake. From anniversary flowers to Mother's Day bouquet. flower pressing is an easy and fast way to re-use your gift!



Instructions:

  1. 1. Material should be pressed according to their variety. For example, all pansies should be pressed between one set of pages and all daisies on another set of pages.
  2. 2. Lay the plants leaving about 1/2: of space between them. Use 2-3 sheets of absorbent paper between each layer.
  3. 3. Place on an even, hard surface.
  4. 4. Put the heavy, flat object on top of the paper and flowers.
  5. 5. Store flowers in a warm, dry place, such as an attic, trunk of a car or in a garage.
  6. 6. Leave in this warm, dry place for 5-8 days or until the flowers are completely dried out. Be sure not to remove prematurely to prevent puckering.