Pressed Flowers from your Garden

A spray of pressed flowers

A spray of pressed flowers

If you love flowers and gardens, flower pressing makes the most perfect hobby. It’s both stimulating and therapeutic and it will give you all the scope you’ll ever need to express your creativity.

And you’ll be using the loveliest materials that nature has to offer.

Pressed flowers can easily be sourced from your own garden. And you don’t need to plant anything special either. Your garden will provide you with all the material you need.

You can learn how to press flowers quickly. And once you know how, there’s no end to the variety of ways in which you can use your pressed flowers.

Artistic collages of pressed flowers and greenery make the loveliest greeting cards and wedding invitations. 

Pressed flower pictures are ideal for decorating bedrooms.  You can even use them to decorate telephone directories and photo albums.

Of course, flower pressing is not only limited to flowers.  You can also use pressed leaves, grasses, tendrils and ferns.

You can even use carrot tops and tiny seeds as well as stamens and bits of bark. Fine seed heads of ordinary lawn grasses and even little patches of lichen give added interest.

And don’t spurn the different types of weeds either. You’ll be amazed to see how well some of them press.  Many of them are quite pretty so you just need a good eye and a bit of imagination.

There’s so much scope for experimenting and that’s really half the fun.

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