How to Make Pressed Flower Jars
These beautifully decorative pressed flower jars are so easy to create and make a lovely addition to your home décor. You can also use them as a floral table centrepiece.
Whether you're using flowers foraged from a local meadow or shop-bought blooms, with this simple technique you can create a variety of dried flower projects.
Project and instructions by Becki Clark.
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You will also need: Blotting paper or kitchen roll and flowers to press; such as primroses, daisies, pansies, cow parsley, (small headed flat type flowers work best as they will press well compared to a fuller headed flower like a rose)
Get your flowers ready to press, remember flat headed flowers work best for pressing and will achieve the best results
Press your flowers by placing the floral heads and stems onto a piece of blotting paper, making sure they have enough room to flatten around them.
Add a piece of blotting paper on top and place in the flower press or under a stack of books for around 5 weeks.
Alternatively, you could press a low heated iron onto the paper to speed up the process and create pressed flowers in an afternoon. You'll need to make sure you don't push the iron across the paper as it will tear the petals, just press and lift across the paper for the desired effect.
Taking your jars, dot PVA glue where you plan on placing your flower, you can cover the jars completely or just create a pattern alternating the heights of the flowers across the jar
Cover until you are happy and then lightly spread PVA glue across the flowers to secure them. This will make the jars water resistant not water proof so do be careful if you wash the jars.
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