Summer brings with it a multitude of blooming flowers. Fields of sunflowers reach toward the sky while hydrangeas fill the bushes. Capture the color and beauty of nature and bring it into your home this season by pressing flowers and making them into a DIY botanical print.
FTD walks you through how to press flowers four different ways, depending on what supplies you have on hand. From there, embrace the metallic trend and frame the pressed flowers in a metallic frame for a trendy piece of decor.
This easy DIY will help you create a piece of decor that is unique to your home. It’s also versatile. If you like to change your decor based on the season, swap out the flowers for a new seasonal flower design each month.
How to create a DIY botanical print
- Pressed flowers
- Glass frame
- Paper towel
Step 1: Clean your frame.
Make sure the glass frame is spotless before using it. Remove the backing and wipe it down with a damp paper towel. Avoid using a cleaning solution because it may react with the pressed flowers and ruin them. Let the frame dry completely before using.
Step 2: Create a design with your pressed flowers.
This is where you get to be creative! There are endless possibilities when it comes to framing flowers. Try a unique pattern or a cute shape like a heart. You can decide to use just the flower buds or keep the stem for a more natural look. Make sure the flowers are facing down when you arrange them in the frame.
Step 3: Carefully return the back to the frame.
Place the back on the frame, taking care not to move your flower pattern. Secure the back. If the flowers aren’t in their desired place, remove the back and adjust them until perfect.
Step 4: Display for everyone to admire!
You’ve created a piece of decor that no one else has. Put this unique piece on display in your home or give it as a gift to someone who loves flowers as much as you do.
Pressed flowers can be used in many ways. From botanical prints to crafting cards, they add a unique touch to whatever they are included in. Try adding pressed flowers to a thank you gift to show the recipient how grateful you are.
To make things even easier for you, we’ve created a shareable how-to guide so that you can visualize the process. If you find it helpful, save our guide on how to create a botanical print and share it with your friends and family.
This post originally appeared at FTD by Design.