Learn how easy it is to make coasters, a framed wreath, or the pansy cards shown here. Pick up flats of flowers already in bloom, and snip the blossoms for pressing. Or grow them yourself to ensure a steady supply into summer; the more flowers you pick, the more your plants will produce.
To create personalized stationery, apply pressed pansies to handmade cards or to notepaper and matching envelopes. Pansies pressed on their stems work especially well for this project.
Did you know, the word "pansy" comes from "pensee," the French word for thought. If you received a bouquet of pansies in Victorian times, you could be sure someone was thinking of you.