How to Use Pressed Flowers


Pressed flowers are beautiful items that can be created easily and affordably. Once you have pressed the beautiful blossoms from you garden, however, you may find that you are unsure about what to do with them. Such interesting pieces shouldn't be left to decay between the pages of an old phone book. Instead, turn your dried flowers into delicate pieces of art. With a collection of basic craft supplies, you will be well on your way to creating a variety of interesting pieces with pressed flowers.

Step 1

Collect a variety of pressed flowers and pressed leaves. Consider items that may fit well with your collection. If you have a wide array of rose petals, a romantic poem or wedding picture may go nicely. Bright summer daisies could accompany a fun childhood picture. Even things such as inspirational quotes or pieces of scripture may be perfect accompaniments for your flowers.

Step 2

Glue pressed flowers to the front of blank greeting cards to give each piece of correspondence a personal touch. Laminate the front of the finished card with a self-laminating sheet. Carefully press out the air bubbles as you apply the sheet and trim off excess lamination.

Step 3

Arrange pressed flowers on a blank bookmark, or bookmark-sized piece of cardstock. Glue the flowers down. Laminate the entire bookmark to preserve the flowers. Punch a hole in the top of the bookmark and tie a piece of ribbon or tassel on through the hole.

Step 4

Place a photo or poem on a piece of card stock and affix with glue or photo corners. Surround the picture with artfully arranged pressed flowers. Seal the picture into the frame with silica gel or desiccant board inside the backing to keep the flowers dry.

Things You'll Need

  • Blank greeting cards
  • Glue
  • Self-laminating sheets
  • Scissors
  • Card stock
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Picture frame
  • Silica gel or desiccant board


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Mandi Rogier is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about a wide range of topics. She works regularly on web content, writing for Demand Studios as well as Associated Content. She previously worked at Walt Disney World and enjoys writing travel content that makes use of her extensive knowledge of Orlando theme parks.