How to press flowers

Pressing flowers and/or leaves is a fairly simple process, you just have to be a little bit patient!

pressed flowers 21) Use absorbent paper like newspaper or paper towel. Don’t use paper with an embossed pattern as that will give a waffle like texture to the blooms.

2) Fold the paper in half and place the flowers you want to press in-between the fold. They will dry EXACTLY like you place them so ensure they are laid out without touching each other. If you want a curved stem or something like that be sure to place it that way from the start.

3) Now, simply place the paper under something heavy like a large hardback book, flat rock or a heavy board.

The length of time it will take to dry the blooms depends on several factors including the type of bloom, thickness of petals and atmospheric conditions. I tend to leave mine for at least a week and then check them, if they are done good! If not I’ll leave them another week and check again. The good news here is you can check them as often as you like, it won’t hurt them!

Happy Pressing 🙂

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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