Learn easy ways to press flowers and see over 20 crafts to try with these beautiful pieces of nature! Both children and adults will love these crafts.
I absolutely love pressing flowers! It’s such a fun process and if done correctly, pressed flowers can be used in crafts and enjoyed for a long time!
Here are a couple of tips when choosing flowers to press:
Not all flowers are easy to press and dry. I look for flowers with naturally flat blooms such as violets, daisies, black-eyed Susans, Queen Anne’s Lace and other single-petal flowers. Ideally you want to pick flowers in the morning after the dew has evaporated and try to harvest them when they are just before their peak.
Here are a few flower pressing methods to try. You can play around with these options and see which works best for your particular flowers and craft. Click on each method to learn more:
Press flowers in a book- This method takes 2-3 weeks, but I love the results of this method!
Press flowers in a microwave– This method is quicker, but takes a little more trial and error.
If you don’t have access to flowers to press, you can purchase them online! Woodlark has the absolute best pressed flowers!
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20+ Pressed Flower Crafts!
1. Mother’s Day Sun Catcher
Try using pressed flowers for this sweet Mother’s Day craft! This nature sun catcher and cute “All About My Mom” book are the perfect gifts to create and hand out this spring.
2. Flower Hiking Stick
This is one of our favorite hiking accessories! This gorgeous hiking stick encourages kids to walk a little further and spend more time outdoors.
3. How to Preserve Flowers for Nature Activities
This is one our favorite pressed flower crafts! These pretty rocks make the perfect handmade gift, decoration, or loose part for learning and play.
4. Flower Petal Sweep
This is a pretty transient art activity that works fine motor skills! Children will love sweeping the dried flower petals to make a nature shape.
5. A Simple and Beautiful Way to Decorate Easter Eggs
How gorgeous are these pressed flower Easter eggs! You can hide them on Easter morning or set them out as a decoration on Easter Day!
6. Nature Pinch Pots
We made these pretty nature pinch pots over a year ago and the pressed flowers and leaves are still vibrant and beautiful!
7. Pressed Flower Lanterns
Try making these gorgeous pressed flower lanterns to add a beautiful glow in your home!
8. Nature Suncatcher Made with Recycled Items
These are so fun to make and you can feel good about using recycled items to make these suncatchers.
9. Pressed Flower Bookmark
This is another favorite pressed flower craft! I love functional crafts that have a great use. These also make a beautiful handmade gift!
10. Stunning Nature Crown
This one takes a little bit of effort, but will last FOREVER if you take the time to make one! This crown is truly a treasure and is a wonderful tool for imaginative play!
11. DIY Nature Press
This nature press is easy to make and is perfect to take along onq nature walks! Use this flower press to press your favorite nature finds and use them to make a few of these crafts.
12. How to Decorate Pumpkins with Pieces of Nature
These pressed flower pumpkins are one of my favorite fall decorations. Save this idea for fall!
13. Homemade Cardboard and Pressed Flower Ornaments
Add a colorful decoration to your tree with these beautiful DIY ornaments!
14. Pressed Flower and Leaf Cards
Make these cards for Christmas, Mother’s Day, or any holiday in between!
15. Heart Craft for Kids
These beautiful heart trays make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift! Put your favorite piece of jewelry, coins, or any other small trinket in your tray.
16. DIY Flower Vase
Place your favorite blooms in this pressed flower vase. Click on the blog post to see how it looks when you place a tea light behind the vase!
17. DIY Bowls Made of Beeswax
These gorgeous beeswax bowls are so pretty and also look beautiful with a tea light place inside of them.
18. DIY Binoculars
Children will love searching for signs of spring or summer with these binoculars! They are stunning and so fun to use! We used gorgeous pressed pansies from Woodlark’s gorgeous nature craft store!
19. Beautiful Egg Craft
This egg craft makes a gorgeous decoration for spring! Try wax paper or contact paper to make this pretty garland.
20. Preserving Flowers in Resin
These gorgeous resin pieces are great for loose part play! Children will love counting, stacking, and moving these pieces around to make different pictures.
These are a chocking hazard and resin should never be put in mouths.
21. Nature Crowns and Masks
We used fresh pieces of nature for these crowns and masks, but pressed pieces of nature would make a great option too!
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I hope you give these pressed flower crafts a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love them as much as my boys.