DIY Tutorial: Microwave Flower Pressing
....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...
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Published June 1st, 2013 4:05 AM
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Jewellmartin on Jul 09, 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 😇
Dot Knuckles 6 days ago
I discovered this method a few years ago by accident. This is also the best way to dry herbs. The plants will keep their color and shape. It is best to start with a small amount of time on the microwave and check the dryness of the plant at each interval.
No more wasted fresh herbs and instant gratification with the flowers and leaves😃
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. 💘