Pressed Flower Cards or Bookmarks

April showers bring May flowers! We decided to extend the life of some of our flowers by pressing them and making cards and bookmarks. They make really cute little gifts!


Age: 3 and up
Supplies:
  • flowers
  • coffee filters
  • large, heavy books
  • colorful paper for bookmarks or cards (card stock is best, but not necessary)
  • glue
  • contact paper (I found this huge role at Target near the cabinet-lining paper)
Instructions:

  1. Pick several flowers to press, we removed the stems
  2. Put them between coffee filters or paper towels to help absorb the moisture
  3. Press between large books – place in a safe location so little hands don’t disrupt them 🙂
  4. Check on them in 1 – 2 weeks.
  5. Once the flowers are pressed, it’s time to make cards or bookmarks!
  6. Cut out rectangles for bookmarks or cards with the colorful paper you chose
  7. Arrange flowers and glue in place; allow to dry completely
  8. Once the glue is dry, line both sides with contact paper. Trim sides, if necessary

Advertisements

About Sarah Lundgren

child of God. married to my best friend. mommy of 4 treasures. at home with my babies.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: