When I get flowers as a gift, I always want them to last forever because they’re so beautiful! But then I thought maybe there is a way to make them last! So I did some research and found out that I can preserve the flowers by pressing them!
To press flowers, you need parchment or wax paper, fresh flowers, 1 piece of copy paper (optional) and a few heavy books.
Open a book that has a lot of pages and lay a large piece of parchment paper on a page in the book. Half of the paper should be laying flat on the book page and the other half should be loose.
Take 2-3 flowers (depending on the size of them) and lay them carefully onto the parchment paper that’s in the page of the book.
Then carefully fold the other half of the parchment paper over the flowers so that they are enclosed in the parchment paper. The flowers shouldn’t be touching any part of the book. Then close the book and lay other heavy books on top of it. This will allow the flowers to flatten.
Leave them for about 3 weeks or until the flowers dry out. I would say to check the flowers maybe once a week to see their progress. I pressed a lot of flowers but some of them didn’t survive because some of them were discolored or some of the petals came off of the flower and couldn’t be used.
Then you’ll take 2 picture frames, I used 8×10, and only use the glass part of the frames. I used a white piece of copy paper and placed it on the glass but this is optional. Then you’ll lay the pressed flowers delicately on the glass. After that, you will take the other glass frame and lay it over top of the flowers and secure the frame with those pieces that are around the perimeter of the frame.
And now the project is complete!
Check out my YouTube video to see the result of my pressed flowers! =)
I’m a big DIY fan and I’m big on great scents too! And this is a nice and easy DIY air freshening bouquet! Check it out! 😁
Hello you, and welcome to inside the mind of an Obsessive Compulsive Designer.
I absolutely love having fresh flowers around our house but I find that they die all too fast and our fur babies seem to think they make a good snack. Faux flowers on the other hand…success! I found this super cute DIY on Pinterest and decided to give it a go. I’m so pleased with the results and I can’t believe how easy this was. Let’s jump on into it!
Since we moved into our new place, I’ve trying to make sure our place is nice and comfy. But decorating and furnishing can be expensive! I am one who likes to save a few dollars anywhere that I can! So I decided to make my own wall décor that cost me less than $5! Here’s how:
1. I bought picture frames for $1 each from Dollar Tree. I found a frame that had a nice style that would fit nicely with the colors of our home.
2. I looked up a few quotes from Pinterest that I really liked!
3. I went into Microsoft Word and typed up the quotes. To jazz it up a bit, I played around with different fonts to make it more exciting!
4. I printed out a few copies that had different font sizes to see which fit the best in the picture frame.
5. Once that was completed, I folded the paper (or you can cut the access paper off) and put it inside of the picture frame
6. You can either hang up your décor on the wall or place on top of your dresser or table top.
Below are a few others that I created (sorry for the picture quality)
Other décor ideas:
A few other picture frame ideas are that you can print out a picture of your favorite landscape, scenery, famous place, etc., or you can even put a piece of personalized artwork that you or maybe your child has drawn up!
If your picture of choice is too small, then you can go to Walgreens or CVS and go to the Photo section to have it resized (this applies only to pictures that you might’ve found online). Before you go, you should upload the pictures on an usb flashdrive or a CD (whatever floats your boat). You can play around with the sizing of your photo so that it prints to fits the size of your picture frame.
And there you have it! SIMPLE and VERY EASY home décor that’s very affordable for anyone’s pockets!