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Video: DIY Pressed Dried Flower Decoration
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
In 2020, the decoration with dried flowers is revisited to become an essential decorative element that invests the most trendy interiors of the moment. Delicate and breathing a melancholy full of charm, these flowers bring a touch of nature and color to our living spaces. They adapt to all decorative styles and all rooms and lend themselves to varied and unexpected interpretations. Both poetic and fantastic, decoration with dried flowers is undoubtedly the 2020 deco trend that appeals not only to those who do not have a green thumb, but also to lovers of the romantic and outdated style.
Decoration with pressed dried flowers: what method to preserve flowers?
To preserve flowers by removing their moisture, there are several techniques that can be used. The best known and easiest is to dry flowers flat, between the pages of a large book. Flattened in this way, the flowers are ideal for decorating a candle, making a herbarium, making jewelry or even making a coaster. Another method is to hang a bouquet of flowers upside down in a cool, dark place. This way the plants will keep their shape and are ideal for making a pretty bouquet, making a door wreath or even creating a composition under a bell.
But there is still a technique for preserving flowers and keeping the shine of their colors as long as possible. It consists of drying the flowers in a press. This method is used to make pressed flowers for herbaria or two-dimensional works such as paintings or decorative collages. Most plants lend themselves well to this type of drying, except succulents and three-dimensional flowers like orchids, roses, irises, lilies, peonies, dahlias, and zinnias. All you have to do is get a good quality press or make your own and you are ready to go.
First of all, you have to prepare the flowers. You may or may not keep the stems and roots. You must space the flowers well so that they do not overlap, otherwise they may stick together. It is advisable to group the same species together because each variety has a different drying time. Once the placement is validated, all that remains is to screw the board tightly and place the press in a dry place where the air circulates well. You have to be patient. Allow the flowers to dry for the necessary time from 1 to 4 weeks, or more. Check the drying after a few days and change the sheets of absorbent paper that are too wet. Use pliers to peel off the plants with great delicacy, because they are extremely fragile.
Decoration with pressed dried flowers: original coasters
Want to create a decoration with pressed dried flowers? The idea that we present to you above has it all: it is easy to achieve, super practical and can quickly become the best gift for Mother's Day or any other occasion. Read on and learn how to make this awesome project come true.
The materials you need include:
• 10 × 10 cm glass tiles, two pieces for each
• Pressed dried flowers • Copper tape
• E6000 glue
1. Place the flowers on the glass tiles, gluing them in place. Just a drop of glue will do. Be careful not to touch the glass too much so as not to leave fingerprints. Before proceeding to the next step, use a glass cleaner to thoroughly clean all areas.
2. Place the second glass tile on top of the first, pressing the flowers into place.
3. Using copper tape, seal the edges. Squeeze the excess ribbon tightly to create a decorative copper border.
4. Finally, gently run your fingers along the copper border to smooth out any air bubbles that may have formed.
Once ready, your decoration with pressed dried flowers can be used to embellish your interior or you can wrap it up and offer it as an original gift for Mother's Day, Grandmother's Day or for a birthday.
Decoration with embroidered dried flowers: a poetic decorative trend that invades our interiors
What do tulle and dried flowers have in common? The answer is quite simple: the exceptional creations of embroiderer and knitter Olga Prinku. Its embroidered dried flowers leave no one indifferent. It only takes a glance at these poetic, delicate and bucolic works of art to fall in love with them. And if you are one of the people who dreams of owning such a flowery creation, you can simply embark on the DIY adventure and create your own decoration with embroidered dried flowers. We explain to you!
The necessary equipment:
• 1 wooden embroidery
• Dried flowers • Tulle, lace, a crochet doily or plumetis
• 1 pair of scissors
• Glue or 1 needle and embroidery thread
• 1 pair of fine pliers
1. Slide the tulle or lace onto the embroidery hoop, pulling tight. Cut out all around. You can put a few drops of glue on the back so that the tulle does not move.
2. Cut the stems flush with the flowers.
3. To fix the flowers, you can either put a point of glue on the tulle by placing the flower delicately, or pass the flower through the fine stitches by sewing it.
4. Your decoration with dried flowers is ready. All you have to do is hang it on the wall.
Candles decorated with pressed flowers
Nothing like a few candles decorated with pressed flowers to create a romantic decoration that evokes spring and summer! Pressed dried flowers are ideal for getting creative by personalizing candles as you wish. So, we take out our flower press and we start tinkering. To attach the delicate flowers to the candle, just use a little glue. As simple as it is to make this decoration with pressed dried flowers, it would be a shame not to try.
Frame of pressed flowers to decorate your home
Make your interior bloom by making a frame of pressed flowers. We have already explained the method of dried flowers in press. So follow the steps listed and dry your favorite flowers. Once this is done, all you have to do is make a poetic and original herbarium that you can hang on a wall or give as a gift.
Decoration with pressed dried flowers and silk flowers
The idea presented above is a nice alternative to the frame of pressed flowers that can be hung on the headboard wall or on any other wall requiring a decorative note. For the realization of this project, it is possible to use pressed dried flowers mixed with silk flowers. To personalize the artwork, just get creative by sticking different dried or silk flowers, adhesive lettering etc. More detailed instructions can be found at the following link: hooraymag.com.