Pressed Flower Craft

One of the highlights of each country we visit with Expedition Earth is our art projects. A while back, we were in Germany and made some pressed flower art. So pretty! It would be fun to do even if you weren’t fake visiting Germany.

The suggestion was to put the flowers in a frame. We didn’t have one and if I am buying anyone a new frame around here, it’s probably going to be me. So, we improvised instead and spent no money!


1 sheet of an overhead transparency

Duck tape in fabulous designs (available at Target)


white paper

some of your scrapbook ribbon

First, pick the flowers gently off of a plant (one that belongs to you, NOT your neighbors). Place the flowers between some paper towels and under some heavy books for a few days.

Once the flowers are pressed, use a drop of glue to hold them to your white paper. Next, lay the transparency over the top. Using your Duck tape, seal the four sides.

Finally, punch two holes in the top of your design. Pull some scrapbook ribbon through the holes and knot it so that it won’t slip through.


So easy. So cute.

Happy October 1st. We are celebrating with a 100 degree day over here!



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5 Responses to Pressed Flower Craft
  1. Rikki
    October 1, 2012 | 10:56 am

    100 degrees?? Crazy. I’m enjoying almost 70 degrees. Cute crafts (and cool book)! Happy October!

  2. Amy G
    October 1, 2012 | 11:08 am

    These turned out SO pretty!! Love them!
    And I’m with you, I try not to buy anything for kid crafts.
    Hope you’re having a lovely Monday!
    Wish I could send you some of my cooler weather. 🙂

  3. Barbara Finnical
    October 1, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    Great job on your crafts! We have this book and have done several crafts from it, but not this one. I’ll have to get to it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. rebekah:-)
    October 7, 2012 | 7:49 am

    great idea!:-)

    who needs a frame?…great job:-)

    thanks for letting us see:-)

    will share this on the guild’s facebook page:-)


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