June 16, 2008


Fresh flowers can be preserved by “pressing” and then used in lots of great projects – decorating homemade cards, boxes, picture frames, stationary, scrapbooks, photo albums, or just enjoyed as they are. The easiest way to press flowers is inside a book. For best color, use freshly cut flowers. Place the flowers between 2 sheets of paper to protect the pages of the book. If you are pressing several flowers at once, leave at least 1/8" of pages between each pressing. Weigh the book down with some heavy books and wait a week. Most flowers will be ready in five to seven days, but some take longer. When it is completely dry, a pressed flower held by its stem will stand upright. A good website with directions and ideas is http://www.riverhaven.com/

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