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DIY Tutorial: Microwave Flower Pressing

$2
1 Hour
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....waiting 4 weeks or more for your flowers to be pressed, can be a bit discouraging...with this method it'll only take minutes, and it has the benefit of preserving the hues and colours of the flowers much better than traditional flower pressing...check out my latest DIY tutorial: how to do flower pressing using a microwave oven...
beautiful framed pressed flower art
beautiful framed pressed flower art
1/Make a microwave flower press from a cheap notepad..
1/Make a microwave flower press from a cheap notepad..
2/Prepare your flowers and fold them into some absorbent paper
2/Prepare your flowers and fold them into some absorbent paper
3/Wrap up your parcel with rubber bands, then pop into the microwave oven for 1 minute at the time....let cool down
3/Wrap up your parcel with rubber bands, then pop into the microwave oven for 1 minute at the time....let cool down
4/check to see if your flowers is fully dry and pressed...if not repeat process 3/....until you are satisfied ...
4/check to see if your flowers is fully dry and pressed...if not repeat process 3/....until you are satisfied ...

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2 questions
  • Tcs
    on Nov 17, 2017

    How long in the microwave to start? What kind of paper did you use when framing? Did you use anything to preserve like coating with a finish? Love this! Need this!
    • Jana
      on Jun 5, 2019

      I am going to try this as well. Years ago, I used to press flowers the traditional way, buy photo matting, arrange the dried flowers around the opening of the mat, glue them down (doesn't take much glue), spray them with a clear mat finishing spray, and gift them to my nieces so they could place their senior pictures in them. I used flowers that were their school colors, and dried ferns.

  • Dd.4968315
    on Aug 12, 2018

    You say put in absorbent paper, what, yours doesn't look like paper towels, looks thick like card stock, so what you suggest...and what were the flowers on in your frame? Doesn't the paper you use in microwave have to be the framing piece?..thx., beautiful project. 💘

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  • Katherine Anne
    on May 27, 2017

    Thank you so much for your tip. I never thought to do that. The house we just bought last fall has two beautiful rose bushes with little mini roses. I had already put some between books to check months down the road. I will now try this method you have shared...thanks!
  • Jewellmartin
    on Jul 10, 2017

    @Juneolsen. You have shown many of us something we have not seen before. I cannot lift the heavy books I have used forever to press flowers. And thicker flowers like roses and carnations can take a year to be dried out. But since your method makes this a fast process, if one spray doesn't turn out like you expected, it would be pretty easy to make another spray and start over. Thank you so much for sharing. Best wishes 😇
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