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DIY Pressed Flower Artwork for Mother's Day

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by Bloom and Breeze (subscribe)
Life’s too short. I’m not.
Published May 2nd 2020
How to impress your mum with a pressed flower artwork
I like unique and one of a kind gifts. Here is how I make a pressed flower artwork for my loved ones.

Pressed flower artwork by the writer
Pressed flower artwork by the writer

What you need :

1. Paper in any size and colour
2. Frame to suit your paper size
3. Scissors
4. Craft glue or stick glue
5. Flowers/leaves/petals to press
6. Pencil and eraser
7. Paper towel
8. Tissue paper
9. Microwave
10. A dog (optional)

Step one: Take your dog for a walk.

Step Two: Gather as many as flowers and leaves you can.
Pro tip 1: Purple orange and yellow flowers are the best for pressing.
Pro tip 2: Stay away from white flowers they tend to turn brown during the pressing process.

gathering flowers and leaves
Gathering flowers and leaves

Step Three: Go back home.

Step Four: Give your dog food and water.

Step Five: Organise your flowers and leaves.
Pro tip 3: If you have found bigger flowers, pull them apart carefully. Petals are easier to dry.

Pressed flower

Step Six: Play your favourite playlist.

Step Seven: On a dry flat surface, put down a paper towel and then a tissue paper on top of that. Tissue paper protects your flowers from paper towel imprints (pro tip 4)

Step Eight: Put your flowers on top of the tissue paper, put another tissue paper on top of them and another paper towel on top of that.

Pressed flower

Step Nine: Repeat Step 8 for three layers at the most. I prefer one or two layers for bigger and thicker flowers and max three layers for smaller flowers.

Step Ten: Put your flowers in the microwave and put a heavy microwave-safe dish on the top.

Step Eleven: Put the microwave on the lowest power and turn it on for one minute.

Pressed flower
Pressed flower

Step Twelve: Dance around the kitchen for a minute.

Step Thirteen: Check the flowers. If they are not dry, repeat Ssteps 11 and 12 until dry.

Pressed flower
Pressed flower

Step Fourteen: Draw your desired shape on a piece of paper. I use the eraser a lot at this stage as I am not good at drawing.

Pressed flower
Pressed flowers and leaves

Step Fifteen: Fill inside or outside of your shape with pressed flowers and leaves using glue.

Pressed flower
Pressed flower artwork by the writer

Pro tip 5: Do a preliminary arrangement before sticking everything down.

Step Sixteen: Fame your artwork.

Pressed flower
Pressed flower artwork by the writer

Step seventeen: It' s done. Go and see your mum, take your dog with you if possible.

Pressed flower
Pressed flower artwork by the writer

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I love your art. What glue do you recommend?
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