I am so so proud of these beautiful flower presses. It was rediscovering the old wooden flower press I had as a child early last year that started my obsession with pressing flowers and leaves and out of that came the pressed flower craft workshops that I now run throughout Bristol for both children and adults. There is something so magical about opening up a flower press after a few weeks when you’ve often forgotten what you put inside it to discover all the beautiful delicate papery flowers and leaves. My flower presses are made from sustainable plywood and my logo and design has been laser etched into the wood by a lovely company called Cut By Beam in Cornwall. I fill each one with 7 layers of double wall cardboard for a sturdier press and there are 2 pieces of parchment paper in between each layer to press your flowers and leaves perfectly. Most flower presses only have 4 or 5 layers, but I wanted to create something that can press a bit more each time as I always have way more flowers and leaves than can fit in my press so I’ve created a deeper press with 6 layers. I hope you love your flower press and if it’s a gift for a child, I like to think that they too will still be using it well into their forties and beyond as I am!
Each press comes fully assembled with tips on how best to press your flowers and leaves printed on plantable wildflower seed paper so you can grow more flowers to press. I have written a blogs with ideas on what to press each season and some craft ideas you can make with your pressed flowers and leaves.
Dimensions: 20cm x 15cm (screw depth is 8cm), 6 layers for pressing
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