Make a lasting memory of his message with our Flower Press

 

 

     Having your own flower press enables you to preserve the memory of every beautiful bouquet of flowers that you receive.

     When you are given a bouquet of flowers, you are given a message of love and affection. Preserving the flowers will keep the memory of that feeling alive for years to come.

     Flower petals and leaves preserved with our flower press keep their vibrant colors.  The flower petals can be arranged to look like the actual bouquet that you received.  Or, you can use the natural hues and tints of your colorful bouquet to compose your own design.

     Below are photographs showing how you might preserve the next bouquet of flowers given to you by your special someone.

     In this instance, petals from the flowers of a bouquet were pressed flower by flower using our larger flower press and then arranged on nine 4 by 4 inch stretched canvases.  Our flower press consists of two outside platens with vent holes holding inside two wool pads and two cotton liners.  The platens are held together with clips.

     First, all the materials to be used – the flowers, paper, ruler, canvases and glue and our flower press and craft tweezers – were set out.

Microwave flower press

Microwave Flower Press

     Then, flower petals were placed on the cotton liner of the flower press.

placing flower petals on cotton of the microwave flower press

placing flower petals on cotton of the microwave flower press

      The second cotton liner was placed on top of the flower petals so that the flower petals were between the two cotton liners.

placing the cotton liner on top of the flower petals prior to pressing

placing the cotton liner on top of the flower petals prior to pressing

     The top cotton liner was gently smoothed down.

smoothing the cotton liners holding the flower petals to be pressed with the microwave flower press

smoothing the cotton liners holding the flower petals to be pressed with the microwave flower press

     The wool pad was placed on top of the cotton liner.

placing the wool pad on top of the cotton liner and flower petals before pressing

placing the wool pad on top of the cotton liner and flower petals before pressing

     Then, the vented platen was placed on top of the wool pad.

placing the vented platen on top of the flowers to be pressed

placing the vented platen on top of the flowers to be pressed

     The two platens were then clipped together.

placing the clips on the microwave flower press

placing the clips on the microwave flower press

     The press was put in the kitchen microwave.  Most of the flower petals in this bouquet took 60 seconds or less to press.  The time depends upon the thickness of the petal.

placing the flower press in a microwave oven

placing the flower press in a microwave oven

     After taking the press out of the microwave, the top cotton liner was carefully removed to show the pressed petals.

carefully removing the cotton liner holding the pressed flower petals

carefully removing the cotton liner holding the pressed flower petals

     The flower petals have dried and are flat but still hold their natural color.

flower petals pressed with the microwave flower press

flower petals pressed with the microwave flower press

     The petals were removed from the press with plastic tweezers and set aside.  After deciding upon a design, dots of glue were applied to the back of the petals and the petals were then put on canvas.

arranging thepressed flower petals on a small canvas

arranging the pressed flower petals on a small canvas

     Petals of one of the flowers of the bouquet have been placed on a small canvas.

flower petals pressed with microwave flower press on a small canvas

flower petals pressed with microwave flower press on a small canvas

     This design was completed when flower petals were arranged on eight other small canvases.

flowers pressed with our microwave flower press aranged on small canvases

flowers pressed with our microwave flower press arranged on nine canvases

     Our flower press is a very simple and easy to use tool.  It will allow you to capture the message of love and affection that comes with gifts of flowers by allowing you to preserve the beauty of the bouquets that you receive.

     You too can say: “Now, I can keep them forever.”

     It is a pleasure to receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers from your special someone.  Place your bouquet in a vase and enjoy, but don’t let the flowers fade away.  Preserve the beauty of your bouquet and relive your pleasure at receiving flowers by purchasing your own flower press today!