DIY | Pressed Flower Frame

Sunday, 12 July 2020



The art of pressing flowers and displaying them in a frame has always been something that I have thought was a really lovely way of adding a little extra bit of life to a wall or space. I got a lot of my inspiration for this from Pinterest and Instagram accounts where people had made their own pressed flower arrangements. Unfortunately, during lockdown we have had our fair share of sad news, and I wanted to make something special to remember a beautiful lady who had the most gorgeous garden. We visited a few weeks back, and to make the memory that bit more memorable, Sam and I chose some flowers from her garden and decided to press them. 



We started with 2 thick and heavy, hardback cover books. I placed the flowers between the middle pages, on some newspaper and shut the books. We kept them in a dry and cool area, to dry out. To ensure that there was enough pressure from the books to flatten the flowers, and to take the moisture out of them, we topped the 2 books with further books and heavy objects.

I checked on the flowers daily, to ensure that they were all flattening, and alternated any the needed extra pressure applied. We pressed the flowers for 2 weeks. I read online that you should/can press them for 4 weeks to ensure that all moisture is gone, but we decided that after 2 they looked ready to be put into the frame. 



I chose >this< Amazon frame, instead of the popular gold edged hanging glass frame. I'm so pleased that I chose this one. It looks modern and I love how you can't see any of the back stand when it is up right. I carefully took the flowers out of the books on their newspaper, and placed the newspaper flat on the floor. 

Arrange the flowers how you wish, and trim to size if needed. Once I was happy with how the layout was looking, I attached the back, and there you have it. Our gorgeous framed flowers, as a reminder of the beautiful nature of a special lady. 


I love little DIY projects, and plan on doing more as time goes on. I am so happy with how this one has turned out.

Have you made anything recently?
Amber X

18 comments

  1. I never knew how simple it was to press your own flowers! I may have to make my own as yours looks gorgeous I really like how it looks!!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. It really is that simple! Thank you lovely - I would love to see your interpretation! x

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  2. I love it, its so beautiful!

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This is such a beautiful idea; I absolutely love it! Never knew how simple it was to do this; I always imagined such a complicated process.

    Paige // Paige Eades

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    1. I was exactly the same as you - always admired looking at the frames that other people created, but never knew how easy it could be to put together. I am in love with this one!

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  4. This is such a gorgeous DIY, I definitely want to give this a go!
    Grace xx
    gracexkate.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! If you do, I'd love to see it!xx

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  5. Oh my gosh this is such a cute DIY! I can't believe you made it yourself, it looks amazing and relatively easy to make too xo

    Makeup Muddle

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    1. Thank you lovely! It was super simple. I am so happy with it x

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  6. I am so trying this! Such a lovely idea x

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  7. Oh my gosh I love this! I am going to have to try it! Its so pretty!!

    https://www.emilyclareskinner.com

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  8. This is so much fun to do! I think it's been since I was a child that I've dry pressed flowers and leaves... But it's a stunning DIY to do. I think it would also look beautiful in a metal frame for a more industrial look, but the one you picked is very classy!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  9. Beautiful idea, and what a sweet thought! I appreciated seeing the process of making too; there’s something special about the photographs presented together. :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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