Pressed Flower Art Suncatcher

Lily Ardor
by Lily Ardor
4 Materials
15 Minutes
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So, I’ve noticed a new trend surfacing or, on second thought I think it’s probably an old trend resurfacing! 😁 Pressed flowers!! They’re everywhere!! On sheer blouses, embroidered onto jeans, phone cases, tulle skirts, nylons, embroidery hoops , and the list goes on.  I’m sure the ones on clothing aren’t real pressed flowers but they sure mimic the real ones. We won’t be making clothing for this gift idea but, as you can see I am pretty inspired by it.
When I was trying to think of what to make my mom for mother’s day I wanted to incorporate flowers.  Don’t get me wrong fresh flowers are always the best but, I hate that they eventually wilt and get thrown into the bin. Call me human but, I can’t remember half the time my hubby gave me flowers. I’m sure they were all very special moments but, my gosh darn memory sucks..
I dried my flower in a book first for 3 weeks and they lost so much color and weren't exactly paper thin. So I came up with a way to dry them super quick with some bricks and cotton fabric. I stuck them in the microwave and the results were amazing.
Following that I used dollar store frames and glass to squish the flowers in between and made pretty flower art. You can display them on the wall or your windows to make pretty sun catchers.
COME SEE HOW LONG I MICROWAVED EACH FLOWER FOR! White flowers are pretty picky, see how I kept them from turning brown- visit this link :
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  • Paige Featherston Gordon Paige Featherston Gordon on Feb 22, 2019

    What kind of bricks and how long in the microwave?

  • Mary Mary on Feb 24, 2019

    Did you have any trouble with the flowers getting sun bleached being in the window?

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 13, 2022

    How did you hang them on the window?

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  • Clergylady Clergylady on Mar 29, 2022

    I used to make bookmarks with pressed flowers and clear self stick plastic such as was used to line shelves. They were very pretty.

  • Sma20421040 Sma20421040 on Apr 28, 2022

    I enjoyed your video and plan to try project with grandkids

    **male voice interrupting/interjecting very annoying tho