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How to Make Pressed Flowers

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How to Make Pressed Flowers

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.

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Remodelista is a one-stop sourcebook for the considered home, guiding readers through the design and renovation process. Founded by four friends with a shared design DNA and appreciation for intelligent design, Remodelista counts architects, design professionals, and style-conscious consumers among its daily audience. The Remodelista aesthetic favors classic and livable over trendy and transient, well-edited interiors over cluttered environments, and thoughtfully designed products over mass-market, disposable goods.

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1:34AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Love doing pressed flowers but have you thought of incorporating watercolours as well. You will get yourself so absorbed in doing it and putting it together that you will come out by the end relaxed and chilled.

9:27PM PST on Feb 18, 2013

these are stunning

4:10PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Thanks; shared.

11:51PM PST on Nov 17, 2012

I prefer using my old book :p

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Delightful but never bother spending the fourteen dollars, just use a heavy book to press these inside, always come out wonderful!

Love pressed flowers, splendid to introduce others to this lovely keepsake!

1:31AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

I used to do this when I was a child, I had my very own flower presser and everything, otherwise I would use books. This is great :)

1:58PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Thanks, great article... =)

5:31AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

thanks

11:42PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

Thanks for the information. They are so pretty.

10:44PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

I did this as a gift a few years ago for a friends Birthday present but used different herbs , such as rosemary etc... I made three different ones bought beautiful frames and had them bordered. They turned out gorgeous and she still has them in her kitchen and they still look brand new!

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