DIY Pressed Flower Prints

It started with the flowers.  I unexpectedly found myself turning back to look at them again on a recent trip to the store. The colors, the scent, and the symbolic promise that spring is not too far away drew me in and I was overwhelmed with the need to take some home with me. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I decided to press some of the flowers to make wall art and valentines cards with. I love the idea of creating these thoughtful little love notes for the ones you care about. All you need is some paper of your choice and glue.

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First I picked up some beautiful tiny purple flowers called waxflower, or chamelacium. Waxflower has pine-like needles and when you cut the stems it releases the most amazing citrus-y aroma. I also got some white daisies, carnations, pale pink roses, and larkspur. It’s amazing how having flowers in your home can instantly make it feel so cheerful and spring like.

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I used brown craft paper, some natural paper, and canvas fabric as backing. After pressing the flowers in a large book for a couple of days, I played around with different combinations of paper and flowers. I also dyed some of the paper with coffee (learn how to do it here!) for a more rustic look. I loved how they turned out so much that I decided to frame some to hang as wall art! To secure the flowers to the paper I used Tacky Glue, but keep in mind these are very delicate and meant to be handled with care.

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I would definitely recommend giving the roses a few extra days to press, due to their thickness they don’t press quite as easily as the others did.

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daisies

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Pressed flower prints

pressed flower wall

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So beautiful!
Such a cool idea!! I absolutely love this

Lots of hugs, A
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It looks very nice. I might try it someday.

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Gotta love them flowers!
Never done this – always wanted to try. And oh, even Nico is in this post. Can it get any better?!

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These are beautiful – the roses are definitely worth the wait and I love that you chose daisies :)

Warm Regards,
Alexandra
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Great way to keep a beautiful memory forever.

Love it!
Raquel
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tori

such a perfect diy with valentines right around the corner!
love. love. love!

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These are so beautiful! They add such a timeless and slightly nostalgic touch to a room. Using brown craft paper as a background is a wonderful idea!

x Kathryn
Through the Thicket

such a gorgeous and romantic project, just in time for Valentines Day! I absolutely adore the nostalgic vintage feeling of pressed flowers!!! Thank you for sharing!

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Gorgeous! Love this idea, hopefully I get some pretty flowers to recreate :).

xo

Michaela

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lovely post – excited for spring so i can pick fresh flowers :)
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Oh these are beautiful! Love the arrangement!

Julia

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amanda

lovely! where did you get the larger cream paper?

This is such a beautiful post – I hope to recreate this in the summer with a selection for seasonal summer flowers.

Rae | love from berlin

Love the raw edges and organic feel!

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I just LOVE this! It looks amazing – rustic and delicate at the same time – I am definitely going to try this x

xoxo
Liv Studios

This is wonderful idea! I thought you will paint them :D

absolutely love pressing flowers!
this is a lovely idea :)

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I love love love pressed flowers…they’re so delicate and require much care. It’s quite beautiful. Thank you!

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I do quite love pressed flowers…they’re so delicate and require much care. I love that. Thank you.

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Absolutely love this!

I love it. The wall looks great with all those flowers on. I think I found a great gift idea. I never thought it would be so easy to do this artwork.

x Kate
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Lovely post! May try this one day.

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Beautiful!
I love it.

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oh this looks so lovely :)
I love how you arranged it as a wall collage ;)
very pretty and a little vintage
It would make pretty stationery or a very special greeting card, I think ;)