Roses are red, violets are blue, press your flowers we can teach you!
Roses are red, violets are blue, press your flowers, we can teach you!
Ok, enough with the corny Valentine's lines. But we do want to teach you a few tips and tricks we have learned to successfully press your flowers to preserve your memories for a lifetime!
One of this biggest reasons pressing flowers goes wrong is not enough weight or pressure on whatever is pressing them. Another variable is what type of flowers you have and how thick the bloom or stem is.
Here is the process that has worked best for us:
1. Find a large book and take parchment/wax paper to line the pages of your book. You could also grab two large books and place the wax paper and flowers between the two book covers stacked on top of eachother. The wax paper protects the book pages or covers as well as helps keep the moisture from the fresh flowers becoming moldy during the pressing process.
2. Grab something heavy (a light dumbbell, a stack of heavy books, etc.) And lay this on top of the book the flowers are being pressed in.
3. Ideally you will leave the flowers pressed for 2 weeks minimum. This time allows all the moisture to be pressed out and dried. If when you check your flowers they are still not completely dry leave them in another few days and check them again.
4. Once they are dried, contact us and we would love to make something special that will preserve your florals!