10 Pressed Flower Art Projects

Pressed yellow flowers on a white sheet

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While it’s a tried-and-true craft, pressing flowers remains a beautiful, easy way to create artwork or decorate a space. Source supplies from your local florist, your backyard, or a nearby nature hike—the wilder and more colorful your blooms, the better. You can also create your own flower press by fastening a couple of pieces of plywood together with adjustable handle screws. Be sure to line the plywood with a soft cloth or squares of cardboard to keep your flowers pristine. Pressed flowers can last a long time, especially when properly sealed, so try them on paper, glass, wood, or coated in resin. Attempt any of the creative ideas below for a pretty piece of artwork you can say you made yourself.