Flowers bring to mind springtime, Mother's Day, mild weather and sunshine. Sending a flower-shaped card is creative, but making your own card with actual flowers conveys great thought and compassion. Making a pressed flower card requires common card-making materials, such as card stock or cardboard and real flowers. It can accompany a Mother's Day gift or serve as a greeting to a friend.
Pick or purchase fresh flowers for pressing. Cut the flowers so that they fit on a sheet of paper.
Lay the flowers between two sheets of loose leaf paper. Place the paper and flowers between the pages of a heavy book, such as a small dictionary or encyclopedia.
Put the book in your microwave. Allow the flowers to be heated at 30-second intervals until they are thin and flat, but not singed.
Fold a sheet of card stock in half, and cut it to your desired card size. Write your message or greeting on the inside of the card.
Using tweezers, carefully lift each pressed flower, and arrange it on the outside cover of the card. Lightly dab the backs of the flowers with a paintbrush dipped in craft glue, and press the flower against the card in your predetermined arrangement. Repeat this process until all of the flowers have been attached and arranged to your liking. Allow the glue to dry.
Things you need
- Heavy book
- Card stock
- Small paintbrush
- Craft glue