Do you need a Flower Press?
A commercial flower press is a helpful tool but it is not an essential item for your pressed flower projects.
Some flower presses can be quite expensive, particularly if you buy them from specialist craft shops.
The better type of flower presses can take quite a large amount of flowers and they produce good results.
However, it’s quite easy to build your own flower press using easily obtainable and inexpensive material.
A suggestion – don’t put your flowers into old telephone directories or books.
It’s a cumbersome and unwieldy method because it’s so easy to dislodge and spoil the old flowers while putting in the new ones. And it’s so easy to loose them too!
I have always used a very heavy, antique printer’s press made of solid iron. It works very well but presses like these are not easy to find.
One of the best ways to make a simple flower press is to use bricks or heavy books to weigh down your flowers.
It’s a good idea to get some firm wooden boards made of heavy 3-ply wood to place in between your batches of flower pages.
In this way you can build up quite a tower of pressed flowers and you won’t have to invest in different flower presses to take up space everywhere.
Further details for making your home-made flower presses can be found in the “The Secrets of Flower Pressing”.
You’ll find that they work very well and don’t take up too much space.
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