Pressed flowers project

When I started on this project a couple of months ago, I was totally winging it. It has been such a long time since I pressed flowers as a little girl, but I can still remember using the flowers to make a set of bookmarks so hideous only my mom could love.
Now that a couple of decades has passed, I'm finally ready put it all behind me and press flowers again.

If you've never pressed flowers before, here's a handy little tutorial to get you acquainted.

I think the trickiest part of this project wasn't so much the pressing of the flowers but rather what to do with them. A flower journal? A handmade card? Or more hideous bookmarks? I decided to arrange them in between 2  slabs of clear glass in a photo frame to make wall art.
Not too shabby, I hope? When was the last time you pressed flowers?

51 Responses to Pressed flowers project

Anh said...

When I was smaller, I use to press flowers all the time as well, though I think I can't even if I tried now! And not to worry, I don't think your projects look shabby at all, I quite like the simplicity of it!

Robots in Trouble said...

ahhh i know people who do this, and it looks great!

Anonymous said...

my last pressed flower project for years ago in primary school ! wow that was a long time ago.. :)

Antonella C'est moi said...

great!!!kiss kiss

Miss K said...

I've never pressed flowers. Beautiful creation of yours!

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Not shabby at all, I love it!I have never tried to press flowers!
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Fashion Tales said...

My sister used to press flowers, I've only done this a couple times. I think yours turned out great! I need to grab a few shadow boxes for crafting soon.

Catherine said...

It's really pretty Trishie and such a creative way to display them. I used to press flowers when I was a little girl too:) xx

Well... said...

Oh my goodness, I haven't pressed any flowers since I was little! I need to try this though, that really turned out pretty. :)

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Lucía said...

Tomo nota y lo intento hacer .
Precioso .
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Ang Lam said...

OOOO I use to do that when I was little too, brings back so many wonderful memories!!!! Love the beautiful pressed flower frame that you made :)

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Hanna & Christel said...

it looks so awesome!

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plaits and paisley said...

Great idea to put them between 2 sheets of glass. Looks great! x

Cappuccino frío said...

i love press flowers!

tinajo said...

I haven´t pressed flowers since I was a girl - and created hideous bookmarks only a mother could love. ;-)

However, now after seeing this I might try it again! Very pretty!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wow, what a gorgeous and inexpensive piece of art, love it!

Diva In Me said...

I've not done this before but it does look tricky yet interesting. You did a great job and it makes a good deco.

Gracie said...

This looks beautiful. I love the look of pressed flowers. I used to put flowers in really thick books to try and flatten them when I was younger.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Amazing!!!
You have a great talent!!!
very beautiful flame of pressed flowers!
I want to try, too.

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Miek said...

Looks great!!
I pressed flowers last night and am thinking of using them to make stationary. But I might use them to decorate my home, like you did.

Miek said...

That's a great idea!
I pressed flowers last night... my plan was to use them to make stationary. But now I might use them to decorate my home!

Andrea said...

Primary school was the last time!! COuld you please consider following each other? www.shineonbyandrea@gmail.com

Thyme (Sarah) said...

I have never pressed flowers...but I love what you have created. It has a whimsical feel but also a contemporary look too. I went to a Turkish mosque recently and they taught us how to paint wildflowers on top of this oil solution. I loved it and still have a crinkled up trial effort!

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

I love this so so much! I've been wanting to press flowers for so long, would love to try this!
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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

These are just gorgeous! I always wanted to press flowers. I actually attempted to many years ago but ended up throwing them out. Would love to give it a shot again :) xoxo

rooth said...

That's beautiful. It has been a long time since I've pressed flowers as well and I never knew what to do with them. Yours is a lovely idea

blondebenedicte said...

thanks :)!

uh really a cute & original idea dear! bisous xx

Erica said...

I used to love pressing flowers when I was a kid. Sometimes I still find those blooms tucked away in old books I have. So pretty. This makes me want to press some flowers again for sure. Thanks for the link to the tutorial! I love fun DIYs. :)

two birds said...

wow, this is gorgeous! i love it. i don't know the last time i did, but now i want to after seeing this beautiful art of yours!

indie by heart said...

Looks really lovely! :) It could be hanged to window too, I suppose?

My last time pressing flowers was some years ago, but not "the real kind". I just put an apple blossom between my poem book. :)

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April said...

That's AWESOME. I pressed some flower petals and framed them over one of my favorite quotes, but I love the flowers between two pieces of glass.

yiqin; said...

so pretty <3

Daisy said...

This is so pretty! What fun DIY.

the real mia said...

Love this! Reminds me of being a kid and all the flowers I would press in the summer. I still stuff them between pages of books and journals from time to time.

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

It turned out great :) I really want to try this! It looks so pretty :)

Style, She Wrote said...

I have always wanted to do this, but have actually never attempted it. I am always so worried I am going to irreparably crush the flowers! xo style, she wrote

Malu Swartjes said...

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designchic said...

I haven't done this in years, but after seeing how beautiful these are, I may begin again...love!!

Liz Brown said...

That is beautiful! I wouldn't have thought to use them that way, but now I think I'll pin it and try it myself sometime.

Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Aw, I remember doing that when I was (much:p) younger and they were nowhere near as pretty as yours. Nice frame!:)

Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said...

Thx for sharing this. I like how the delicate flowers look behind the glass.

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nicole said...

oh trishie that is not shabby at all. i love it, brought back memories of when i did it a good decade ago - they were shabby:)

honey my heart said...

this is such a beautiful flower piece! great work creating it.

Georgianna said...

This is a beautiful project, Trishie. It's been a long time since I pressed flowers but you've inspired me to try again.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Georgianna

Kelsea @ Pink Wonderland said...

Excellent work! Like you, I dabbled in pressed flowers during my youth, but I haven't thought about them in a long time. My boyfriend just got me a necklace featuring a pressed flower sealed with resin. That plus this... I may have to consider trying it again!

Luna said...

Very clever idea! When I was in my teens, flowers placed onto seperate paper then used two telephone books to weigh/press them down. Until my Mother went looking for the telephone books. Oops.

Chloe Mia said...

This is a great idea!
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Debie Grace said...

I haven't tried it yet but I am going to try it very soon! I just have to wait for my red roses to bloom. Your artwork is pretty, btw! :)

look see said...

Looks lovely! :)

thingsIlove said...

This is amazing! Very inspiring.

island-shii said...

I used to do this when I was younger. It was fun keeping the dried flowers in between books ^^