Introduction: How to Press Flowers in a Book

By: Anna Trammell

Step 1: Gather Supplies

You will need:

- 2 evenly cut pieces of parchment paper

- Scissors

- Flower(s) of your choice

- Heavy book

- Constant weight (can be more heavy books or any weighted object)

Step 2: Prepping

Begin preparing the flower(s) by removing any dead leaves or cutting stems shorter to your liking.

Step 3: Open

Open one of your books for the parchment paper.

Step 4: Parchment Paper

Prepare parchment paper for the flower(s) inside of the book. Place on the right side of the page.

Step 5: Parchment Paper

Place parchment paper on the left side of the book.

Step 6: Flower Placement

Place prepped flower(s) on top of parchment paper to the right side of the book lying flat

Step 7: Blooms

Lay the blooms face down on parchment paper.

Step 8: Close

Carefully close the book making sure to not move the flower(s).

Step 9: Weight

Set more books or your weighted object on top of the book with the flower(s). The heavier the books/objects the better.

Step 10: Press

Press blooms down to ensure they are laying flat.

Step 11: Storage

Keep the books in a place and make sure that is out of the way. Store where it is not likely to get knocked over.

Step 12: Storage

Let the flower(s) sit for a few hours. They are best stored in a cool dark place like in a cupboard of a room that is not humid.

Step 13: Wait...

The longer and more still the flower(s) set the better they will be. Make sure you give them at least four to five hours before removing from the book.

Step 14: Remove

You can now remove the flower(s) from the book.

Step 15: Feel

Touch the flower(s) to make sure it has a papery feel to ensure that all the moisture has drained from the petals and stem.

Step 16: Enjoy

You can now remove the flower(s) from the book. Set your flowers on display anywhere you choose and enjoy!