DIY Tutorial: Microwave Flower Pressing

by Juneolsen
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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
1/Make a microwave flower press from a cheap notepad..
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
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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  • Tcs 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!

  • Dd.4968315 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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  • Jewellmartin 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 Dot Knuckles on Mar 16, 2023

    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😃