Spray paint is one of the greatest beautifying and time-saving mediums ever invented.
In the right hands, spray paint can turn an ugly-ducking dresser into an heirloom. It can transform a sheet of poster board into a museum-quality masterpiece. It can even metamorphisize an ugly brick wall into a work of art that even Michaelangelo could admire.
What you might not know is that spray paint can also be used to preserve flowers and "weeds" into an eye-popping, show-stopping WOW FACTOR in any floral arrangement from centerpieces to bouquets.
Take a LOOK-SEE!
I know I'll never look at a "weed" the same way again... and I don't think you will either! ;-)
Step 1: Preserving pressed flowers:
When it comes to preserving book-pressed flowers, forget hairspray.
It doesn't get easier, better, or more permanent than good quality clear spray paint.
Krylon makes a Triple-Thick Clear GLAZE that covers beautifully in a single coat.*
I always try to leave the stem on the flowers I dry because it makes them easier to handle. When that isn't possible, a toothpick can be attached to the dried flower with just a tiny dab of white glue if there's no stem.
A gentle burst of clear spray paint is all you need to preserve your pressed flowers.
They need to dry thoroughly after being coated with spray paint. I use bowls filled with sand to stand the stems/toothpicks in.
You can also use sand-in-a-fancy-dish to make a pretty flower centerpiece!
*lol... Before you think (or say) I'm just plugging a Krylon product because they're the sponsors, check out the picture of MY can. It's 4 or 5 years old and it still sprays perfectly.