Pressing Dried Flowers
We were introduced to pressed flowers by one of our friends, and it was a game changer!
We've been experimenting with some flowers and so far it's going pretty well. We'll begin to introduce these to our existing bouquets as well as new ones - stay tuned!
Here's some ideas and ways for you to start drying flowers and pressing them.
It's best to start with small dried flowers that you can wedge inside a book. Dry your flowers by hanging them in a closet or a shaded area. After a few days take out your dried flowers and cover them with blotting paper, printer paper, or plain tissue. Make sure all flowers are covered and spaced nicely then place them inside the middle of a thick book.
Wait 3-4 days and check on how the progress is. If required, place something heavy on the book to further weigh down the press.
Photo: Brie Passano
Flowers to Dry:
- Small roses
- Golden Rod