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  • Color Retention

    Using the Microfleur will help to retain the colour in your flowers.  We find that some colors change in the press, some reds and blues go a mauve shade, gum leaves take on an autumn color.  The stronger colors, such as the yellow in the jonquil, a red rose, tend to keep their color longer.  The new, young fronds of the maidenhair will stay a vibrant green, while the older fronds may discolor in the press.  As mentioned earlier, white or paler colored flowers need to be very newly opened as they tend to discolor during pressing. 
  • DIY Pressed Flower Stickers

    Making Peel & Stick Stickers with Pressed Flowers

    Stickers are something that is fun for all ages.  They can express ones individual style and likes.  Let's also not forget about that feeling of satisfaction and enjoyment that comes from simple peeling and sticking the sticker where it can be seen by you and your friends.  Just admit it... sticker are fun!

  • DIY Protea Christmas Angels with Shirley Bovshow on Hallmark Home & Family

    Christmas is a special time of year and it's not too early to get ready, especially with a homemade angel that looks good any time of the year.

    Join Shirley Bovshow in a making Protea Christmas angel as Hallmark Home & Family celebrates Christmas in July. 

  • Choosing and Preparing Flowers for Pressing

    How to choose and prepare flowers before pressing.

    When it comes to pressing flowers, the possibilities are endless.  Nature affords us so much variety and beauty.  Seeing all those flowers makes you want to bring home every one.  However, there are some guidelines for choosing and preparing flowers for pressing so that you can have the best results and the most beautiful pressed flowers for you art, crafts, and projects.  
  • DIY Simple Pressed Flower Card

    Handmade cards are a great way to show someone you care.  The fact that you took the time and effort to create something just for them adds that extra touch to any gift.  They are great for Mother's Day, Father's Day, a birthday, Christmas, any special occasion, or just because.  With pressed flower cards, the flowers themselves add beauty to the card so designs can be as simple as you would like.
  • DIY Pressed Flower Easter Eggs

    Decorating Easter eggs is a tradition in many households.  It comes with the decorating of the season, much like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, (or pick your favorite day).  All have their own unique home decor involved.  After a long winter here in northern Wisconsin (we are still waiting for the snow to melt), Easter brings along with it, thoughts and sometimes the weather of spring.  There are many ways to decorate eggs, but nothing says spring like flowers, so today we're going to decorate Easter eggs with pressed flowers.  
  • Flower Pressing Methods

    A summary of various pressing methods.

    Pressing flowers is an age-old form for drying and flattening flowers and foliage to preserve them.  Once pressed, or dried, the flowers can be stored for later use or used right away in art, crafts, or whatever your imagination can produce.  It is also a way of preserving edible flowers, herbs, and other plants without using chemicals.  

    There are different ways to press flowers.  Some flowers may lend themselves better to one way than other, but it more depends on personal preference.  The following are various methods for pressing flowers.

  • Basic Equipment for Pressed Flower Projects

    Recommended supplies for doing pressed flower projects.

    Doing something is always easier with the proper tools, so here is a list of some basic equipment that may make various pressed flower crafts easier to do. Although not all these items may be needed, it would be ideal to have following items on hand as they will at least be useful for completion of various projects.  This is not a complete list, but our recommendations are based on the usefulness.
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  • How to Press and Preserve Fall Leaves

    September is here and in the north, the leaves have already started to change. This brings a beautiful array of colour that blankets the the trees.  The Microfleur Max is the perfect tool for preserving all this color which can then be used in crafts, art, DIY projects, etc. 
  • Pressed Flower Artist: Ellie Roden

    An Interview with Pressed Flower Artist: Ellie Roden

    We are excited to introduce you to Pressed flower artist Ellie Roden, who is one of the artists features on our Pressed Flower Gallery.  Ellie was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us.
  • Microfleur Debut on Hallmark Channel

    The Microfleur was featured recently on HGTV recently.   Home & Family host Shirley Bovshow did a wonderful tutorial on DIY pressed flower ornaments. It was great to see the amazing color retention of flowers pressed with the Microfleur on national TV!