The Victorians cataloged their botanical (and romantic) obsessions by pressing flowers; Remodelista‘s friend, editor Rebecca Willis, continues the tradition for similar reasons: creating memories from cataloged flowers, while inadvertently creating art.
Here are a few tips on how to make your own transcendent pressed flowers; for the complete story, visit Remodelista.
Above: Every summer, Willis and her son collect flowers from their garden to preserve in the flower press. They take six to eight weeks to dry out before they can be arranged into frames.
Above: Flower presses come in a variety of sizes; a Six-Inch Square size is $16.98 at Amazon.
Above: Place a sheet of cardboard down first; press the flowers between layers of blotting paper or newspaper. After the last layer, put down another sheet of cardboard before closing the press.
Above: One final tightening of the screws before leaving the press for six to eight weeks.