Drying Flowers: Preserve Your Favorite Blooms With These Simple Steps

Learn how to press flowers from the garden.

Fresh flowers ready for pressing.

Fresh flowers ready for pressing.

Sometimes flowers are just too pretty to last just a few days or weeks. Often I snip a few lovely blossoms from the garden and press them, drying them for later use. I add them to note cards, jewelry and artwork. The process itself is simple. There are professional flower presses on the market, but I find a large book works just as nicely.

Supplies:

  • Large Book
  • Fresh flowers
  • Two sheets of wax paper or plain white paper
  • Paper towels

Follow the steps in the photo gallery below to learn more about the process.

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