DIY | Pressed Flowers

Updated: May 27, 2018

I am always looking for something to do. Whether it is around the apartment or an outside activity, I like to keep busy. My latest addition to my DIY adventures was something I have always liked but never thought about doing - pressed flowers. I did some research and the results were all the same; it's easy, fun and can be done pretty quickly.

Follow these few simple steps and you are on your way to creating your own masterpiece!

1. Collect flowers.

Admittedly, I walked around the neighborhood and plucked the above flowers. You want to go with flowers that will easily lay flat. The leaves didn't look any different when I pressed them so I pitched those. Also, the small purple flowers didn't look pretty so I ditched those too.

2. Lay Flowers

For this step you will need a towel and two sheets of paper. The combination should be towel, paper, flower, paper and then towel. Lay the flower in the center of the paper and make sure it is laid out flat. Cover the flower with the paper and towel and get your iron ready.

3. Iron The Flower

I followed the 15x15 rule. Iron the flower for 15 seconds and then let it cool for 15 seconds. I did this three times for each flower. Depending on the flower, you may need a little more time.

Below - lay, wait, reveal!

4. Frame and enjoy

Repeat steps 2 and 3 for as many flowers as you'd like. Once you have them all pressed, put them in a frame and find a nook or place on the wall and enjoy! Put your hard (but simple) work on display for everyone to see.

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