Wednesday, April 24, 2013

How to Make Pressed Violets

There are a couple of different methods for making pressed violets or for pressing any kind of flower for that matter. Erin Boyle outlines her method for how to press violets the old fashioned way using a book. Keep in mind that this technique could take up to 10 days before you have a useable dried flower.

Then there is the expedited way to do this. Watch this short video on how to press flowers using your microwave. The product used in the video is a microwave flower press made by Microfleur which can be purchased on Amazon if you are interested.

via Botanics 101 on Etsy
Once you have dried your flowers the question then becomes a matter of what to do with them. Pressed flowers are beautiful on cards, as botanical prints, journal page embellishments or decoupaged onto old bottles to name a few. Be creative in coming up with other unique ways to used pressed flowers and have fun!

Note: Northwest Nature Shop carries an economically priced Gardners Nature Press Flower Pressing Kit if you are interested in drying your flowers the old fashioned way.

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