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!
- 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. Lay the plants leaving about 1/2: of space between them. Use 2-3 sheets of absorbent paper between each layer.
- 3. Place on an even, hard surface.
- 4. Put the heavy, flat object on top of the paper and flowers.
- 5. Store flowers in a warm, dry place, such as an attic, trunk of a car or in a garage.
- 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.