Discover the joy
of Pressing Flowers
you’re looking for an inspiring and creative hobby
that you can really enjoy and earn money from at the
same time - then look no further!
will bring out your creativity, reduce your stress and allow you
to earn money at the same time. With a little attention you could
even turn it into a profitable small business.
surprised to discover how quickly you can learn to press flowers;
and once you know how, you’ll be able to make all kinds of lovely
flowers are used for decorating greeting cards, pictures,
telephone directories and Photo albums.
school bags, candles and lampshades can be decorated with sprays
of pressed flowers. There is no end to the variety of ways in
which you can use them.
Tools and material
Fortunately, the tools you'll need are simple and easy to obtain.
You'll probably find that you have most of the equipment for
flower pressing in your home already.
discover that flower pressing is not only limited to flowers. You
can use leaves, grasses, tendrils and ferns as well stamens,
fennel seeds and even carrot tops. Fine seed heads of ordinary
lawn grasses will give a touch of finesse while bits of bark and
little patches of lichen will give your designs originality.
Mine the gold
in your own back yard
Don’t spurn the
different types of weeds lurking in your back yard. You'll be
amazed to see how well some of them press. Many of them are quite
pretty so you just need a good eye and a bit of imagination.
there's a lot of scope for experimentation too and that’s half the
fun. Just remember that flowers in a pressed flower collage should
look natural and appealing.
Some Tips about
flowers are flat and two-dimensional you should aim for a flowing,
graceful appearance. You can easily accomplish the desired effect
if you work cleverly with curves.
Try to use
elegantly curved tendrils and curled leaves in your flower designs
as this will give them the natural flowing look you need. You can
even give a straight stem a gentle curve if you bend it gently by
running it between your thumb and the back end of a pair of
greenery it’s important to take note of the individual stages of
growth of the plant as well as the different seasons. Tender maple
leaves picked in spring are completely different from the red and
gold leaves harvested in autumn or fall.
There is so
much you can do with leaves and flowers. You’ll find that flower
pressing is not only a creative hobby - you can easily turn into a
work from home business too.
Fisher, author of
Secrets of Flower Pressing
began pressing flowers as a hobby and turned it into a
successful “work from home” greeting card business. In her
detailed course on flower pressing she gives step by step
instructions that explain how to press flowers and turn them into
a paying business. Illustrations of the pressed flowers at her
Pressing \ are worth viewing.