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Pressed Bouquet

Traditionally, a bride selects a few flowers from her bouquet to press and put in the back of the wedding album. But there is no need for the blossoms to remain hidden away when they can easily be framed for display.

Materials

  • Flowers
  • Mat board
  • Picture frame
  • Craft glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

    After the wedding, select the flowers that look their freshest, and press them for 1 to 2 weeks. Cut mat board to fit your picture frame, and lay it flat on a work surface.

  2. Step 2

    Arrange the blooms on the board, then carefully affix each with a bit of craft glue. Let dry, and place in frame.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings, 2000

Reviews (3)

  • Tiffheater 18 Jun, 2010

    @ asilbanks Can you post a picture of that? I am pressing my flowers right now. I would love to see that idea! Tiffany

  • asilbanks 6 Jul, 2008

    A friend of mine did this, but instead of pressing the flowers into a frame, she used the pressed flowers as decoration in her kitchen cabinets. They have a log home, and in the center-rectangle part of each wooden cabinet door, she had the flowers pressed behind glass panels that inserted into the center of the cabinet doors. They look really beautiful, and are a really neat custom design in their home that has special meaning.

  • lil 25 Feb, 2008

    I will use this technique for the roses that my son sent me for Valentines day this year. Some of the roses are still fresh. I will choose 1-2 of the nicest stems and then after they're dry frame them.

    Thank you,

    Ruthanne Rozenek
    Los Angeles, CA