Pressed Flower Art for Your Home

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Pressing garden flowers

I love growing wildflowers, as stated here in this starter guide to backyard blooms. I love it so much because I get to be outside and watch the magic of planting a seed and getting a flower. I love it because my daughter Harriet and I garden together. I love being with her. Spending time in the garden makes me feel like a good mom and a calmer person. 

When I saw our friend Carrie Waller's blog posts here and here about using pressed flowers in art work, I immediately tacked it on my Pinterest board for later use. I knew I had to find a way to memorialize all the sweet memories and feelings I get when I think about being outside with Harriet clipping flowers.

SO, thank you Carrie!!!

Here are the zinnias and cosmos of last summer that Hare and I put on wax paper and tucked into big coffee table books. Carrie says to leave them for a few weeks, I left mine for a year, mostly because I wasn't ready to make something of them. I just wanted to have them saved. 

I got my pressed flowers out recently to play around and see what I might make with them. I want to make something for over my kitchen shelves. Excited to share what I come up with and happy to have art that helps me relive a really happy memory.

This art will be the trifecta: meaningful, beautiful, inexpensive! 

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  I'm planning to put the flowers in these vintage floating glass frames. Of course I'll remove the vintage flowers first!

I'm planning to put the flowers in these vintage floating glass frames. Of course I'll remove the vintage flowers first!

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  Harriet and I planted pansies in the fall at our house and her great grandpa's house. Another sweet memory.

Harriet and I planted pansies in the fall at our house and her great grandpa's house. Another sweet memory.

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