DIY – How to press flowers with an iron

DIY - How to press flowers with an iron

A little while ago I saw this idea on Pinterest: pressing flowers with an iron. Super handy when you don’t want to wait a few weeks until they are all done and dry. I decided to try it myself. And I must say: it works pretty well! Not every flower is perfect for this and some flowers needed a day or two drying after being ironed. But if you have the right flower, they are absolutely beautiful!

Learn how to make pressed flowers with an iron after the jump. . .

What  you need for pressed flowers with an iron

  • fresh flowers
  • iron
  • greaseproof paper

How to make pressed flowers with an iron

DIY - How to press flowers with an iron

1. Put the flowers and leaves on your greaseproof paper. Leave some room in between so they won’t touch each other after ironing.

DIY - How to press flowers with an iron

2. Put another piece of greaseproof paper on top of the flowers. Preheat your iron on the highest temperature and place it on top of the flowers. Don’t move the iron! Just leave it for ten seconds, remove it, and place it somewhere else to repeat the process. You might hear your flowers sizzle. This means the moisture is coming out. As long as they are sizzling, the flowers aren’t completely dry.

DIY - How to press flowers with an iron

3. Let the flowers cool in-between the greaseproof paper for a few minutes.

DIY - How to press flowers with an iron

4. Remove the top layer of the paper. In this picture you can see that not every flower is pressed right with this methode. The pink flowers were a complete disaster. Just try some different flowers and you will find what works and what doesn’t.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Pat Schwab
    April 17, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Hi Wilma, Did you use wax paper or parchment? The blue flowers are pretty.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      April 18, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you! I used parchment.

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