When my sister and I were little, we had a flower press and loved it!
It was two pieces of wood sandwiching pieces of cardboard and held together with bolts.
I have been looking for one since last Christmas to no avail.
I wanted simple and inexpensive.
The more I thought about it, the more I convinced myself that I could make my own.
So I did.
Our youngest adores nature and presses flowers all the time in my books.
That works, but I wanted something just for her.
A package of square cake boards at Hobby Lobby were found and I went from there.
I had a nice young man cut two squares of wood for me at Lowes, grabbed the bolts, wing nuts and washers and away I went.
I drilled holes in the corners of the boards as well as through the cardboard squares and then sanded and stained the wood.
I received a Silhouette Stencil Cutter machine as a gift and set out to make some custom stencils.
I used a whole sheet of sticker paper for this and it worked like a charm.
Some extra paint that matches SPF's dresser was perfect to stamp on..
When everything was dry, it was as simple and assembling everything
I did add wax paper between some of the cardboard as well.
The end project?
I am so pleased and our girl was thrilled!
She already has two zinnias and a snapdragon being pressed.
This morning, she came to me and said,
"I know I shouldn't have looked yet, but I did. The flowers already look so pretty! Thank you!"
Made me happy.