8.27.2010

Pressed Flowers Bookmarks

We went a walk a month ago and my daughter picked every flower she saw. We ended up with a nice variety and we put them in a phone book to dry them.

all flat and pretty.

but then I thought...what are you supposed to do with a pile of pressed flowers.

I took strips of this


and filled it with flowers

and I just kept adding tape over tape until it was sturdy and then I punched a hole

Then I added a ribbon

pretty little *almost free* bookmark

I made a few of these





and on an unrelated school note:
then I thought...what else could I use these flowers for....
I had two pieces of glass
and smooshed some between them

and yes the most awful picture..you try taking a picture of glass.
Thought they would be pretty as a coaster or centerpiece

(I would actually use plexiglass if I was going to do this again.)

then I whipped out some cards...couldn't let all those smooshed weeds go to waste!





once again I just used packaging tape to keep the flowers from getting destroyed

9 comments:

  1. Those are such great ideas. We have a lot of flowers we have pressed that I hadn't decide what to with. I may steal a few of yours. I was just swinging by to invite you to join us for our Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop. Link up your blog and another you'd like to spotlight this week. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. I really like your post you done a great jobs . Thanks for sharing valuable information.

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  4. what great ideas!:-)

    the bookmarks and cards turned out really great!:-)

    thanks for letting us see!:-)

    rebekah:-)

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  5. I have always wondered what to do with flowers once I have picked them. Thanks for the tip about the tape!

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  6. A very fun way to use up all your fun nature walk goodies.

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