Start with a selection of pressed flowers and a clean milk carton. For Janie's how-to on pressing flowers, click here.
Cut one side of the carton to the desired size, and trim the edges using decorative-edge scissors.
Cut the card stock a bit larger than the milk-carton piece, and place a pressed flower onto the waxy side of the milk-carton piece.
To adhere the pressed flower, set it over a terry towel. Lay a protective cotton cloth, such as muslin, over the flower, and gently iron, carefully pressing back and forth. Use double-stick tape to attach the flower to the card stock.
Punch a hole in the top corner, string a length of ribbon through the hole, and write your greeting. Attach the tag to a gift.
Picked at their peak and then preserved, pressed flowers offer a wonderful way to savor the beauty of summer long after its blooms have faded from the garden. Gardener, artist, and author Janie Gross shares her techniques for creating charming pressed-flower gift cards.