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Roundup: Lovely Pressed Flower Crafts and Art

by on Aug 7, 2013

The way I prolong summer blossoms is by taking pictures of them. (I’m a sucker for a perfect flower.) But another fabulous way to make them last longer is by pressing/drying them and then turning them into crafts and decor. Here are some super easy projects any of us can do. None require any fancy equipment, but if you’re an overachiever and want to make a flower press, check out this article at Fine Gardening, which also describes the tried-and-true ‘book’ method. It also give a list of flowers that press well. For those of us impatient souls, check out the ‘microwave’ and ‘iron’ method for pressing/drying flowers on BHGNow for the projects.

Love these coasters made with cut pieces of glass. (Hint, with care, you can use your bed tile cutter to cut glass. I’ve done it; it works.)

Pressed flowers are in clear glass drinking coasters.Home Made Simple

Beth tells us how to embellish glass bottle and jars with pressed flowers

Flowers are arranged in four different glass bottles.Parent Society

Carolyn made the prettiest gift tags ever with her pressed flowers. Basically, she just glued them onto the tags.

Scalloped rectangular floral themed gift tags each has a string attached to it.Carolyn’s Homework

Get a head start on Easter eggs by drying flowers this summer!

Three painted eggs are sitting in a bird's nest.Rook No. 17

Loving these pressed flower tea lights too.

Fall painted tea candle holders.Calico

The flowers take center stage in these art pieces. Go to Lowes to get the details. 

Pressed flowers are surrounded by clear plastic coverings and white frames.Lowes

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