How to press wildflowersDesign by Deryn Davidson • Photos by In Churl Yo
Adapted from Wildflower Magazine Fall 2006 VOL. 23, NO. 1.
Search your garden for fresh flowers that you would like to press and arrange in keepsake items.
Lay the intact flowers or individual petals down on a sheet of newspaper, avoiding overlap.
Trim thick flowers with a razor blade to 1/16 of an inch or thinner so they will lie flat and dry evenly.
Place a second newspaper sheet on top of the flowers; make sure no plant parts stick out of the paper.
Sandwich the newspaper between several heavy books for 2-3 weeks or until all moisture is removed.
Use glue to adhere the dried flowers to paper and allow to dry. Enjoy your beautiful keepsakes or give as gifts.