Make a beautiful floral keepsake
Gemma Adams shares an effective way to preserve and display your foraged treasures.
YOU WILL NEED
- Photo frame, this one is from Kmart
- Wax paper for pressing
- Heavy book or weight
- Flowers or foliage
- Super glue if necessary
1. First, find your flowers or foliage! I chose simple coronation daisies that grow around my front steps, but you can have fun foraging with your child. Perhaps choose their birth flowers or, if they’re suitable, flowers from a special occasion. It’s a nice way to showcase them as a keepsake.
2. Next, cut two sheets of wax or baking paper – one to lay your treasures on and one to cover them. Lay the flowers and foliage between the sheets of paper and place them inside your book or under the weight, keeping the flowers nice and flat. If you’re using a book, put something heavy on top once it’s closed, to weigh it down even more.
3. Now, be patient! I waited about two weeks for my flowers to dry out.
4. Once your flowers are ready, open your photo frame. My frame had two layers of glass, which worked really well for this project. On the bottom layer, carefully lay out your flowers in the pattern you desire. I used a little super glue on the backs of the flowers to keep them in place.
5. Close the frame and admire!
Styling and photography: Gemma Adams @BLACKBIRDGOODS
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