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Flower Pressing Methods

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

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. 
Microfleur Debut on Hallmark Channel

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!