|Close Up of the Flathead Bolts and Wing Nuts|
|Mark the drill spot|
|Cut Newspaper to Fit Wood|
|Put Flower Inside Folded Waxpaper|
|Fold over the top half of the Wax Paper|
|Put another piece Newspaper on top of Wax Paper|
|Put top piece of wood over the bottom piece|
|Put Flathead Screws in two piece of wood|
Put in the Flathead Screws starting from under the bottom piece of wood through the top piece in all four corners.
|TIghten the Wingnuts on the Flathead Screws|
|Flower Press is finished...Yea!!!!|
|Pressed Rose, Rose Petals, Rose Leaves|
Right page shows Alyssum, 2 Stems of Sage, Another stem herb, Dandelion
****************Uses for Pressed Flowers: Glue on Plain Cards ( I buy them at Michaels Craft Store)
Use with kids to iron inbetween two pieces of wax paper to make bookmarks or glue onto cardstock and laminate to make bookmarks.
Glue onto gift wrapping
Use in collages
I have used this Flower Press for over 20 years......just nice when I see a flower I want to press to be able to pull it out and add another layer!!!!
I am sure there are more ways to get creative with them. I will end with a picture below of some leaves that my daughter sent me from Japan. I purchased the frame at a local frame store and have enjoyed looking at these leaves for eight years.
|Beautiful Maple and Ginko Leaves from Japan|
|Note from my daughter sent with leaves|
Flowers and plants are indeed some of our greatest silent friends.