Framing pressed flowers can be an imaginative way to display a collection. If the flowers are keepsakes from a special event, you can mount them with other mementos to create a distinctive wall decoration. You can press flowers and leaves of every variety, so there are nearly boundless options for colours and shapes to use in your arrangement. Framing pressed flowers only requires a few minutes to complete.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Mat board
- Craft knife
- Coloured card stock
- Clear craft glue
Purchase mat board to use in the frame. A mat will not only protect pressed flowers from bring mangled by the glass, but will also add depth to the arrangement.
Pull the backing out of the frame and lay it atop a sheet of thin, coloured card stock. Choose card stock in a shade that complements the hues of the pressed flowers but is not too bold or distracting.
Use a craft knife to trim away the card stock around the edges of the backing. Remove the excess.
Set aside the backing and lay the mat board atop the card stock, as it will appear when framed.
Apply two medium-sized drops of clear craft glue to the back of each flower.
Press the flowers gently onto the paper, arranging them in a way that highlights their form and colour. Depending on the significance of the flowers and the type of decoration you want to create, you can glue them any number of ways. Some options include spreading them out in a geometric pattern, arranging them neatly by flower type or mounting them in a casual artistic grouping.
Let the flowers dry overnight.
Slip the card stock and mat board into the back of the frame, taking care to avoid jostling or crushing the flowers.
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