The week before we left for New York I took a little walk around my neighborhood and collected some flowers. My mother gifted me this cute little flower press a while ago and I had been meaning to use it. I let them press for about a month and a half. I wasn't sure how long it would take since the only other time I had pressed flowers was when I threw them in between the pages of my favorite books.
Well a couple of days ago I opened them up and I was happy to find that most of their color was retained. The lilacs got a bit brown in spots, not sure if there is something I could have done to avoid that.
I peeled them off their white pages, put them into some gold mismatched frames, and gave my entry way table a little makeover. My mother always had pressed flowers around the house so it is nostalgic for me to have them collected like this in a spot that I see everyday. Aren't they pretty?! Do you press flowers? Any tips?
Thanks for all your supportive and sweet comments on yesterdays post! It is helpful to feel like I have a bunch of people out there who seem to have so much faith in me, you have no idea how motivating that is!