This gorgeous pressed and dried flower bookmark is the perfect handmade gift or DIY bookmark to add to your own collection! Don’t worry if you don’t have any pressed flowers on hand! I’ll show you where you can purchase beautiful pressed flowers on Amazon and Etsy.
If these look familiar that’s because we made beautiful Christmas bookmarks using the similar supplies. I slightly switched up the process for making these dried flower bookmarks and liked this way just a little more! I cut the bookmarks to size first instead of towards the end of the process. Both ways will work, but this helped with placement of the pieces of nature.
Ready to give it a try!? Here’s what you’ll need..
- Wax paper
- Towel or ironing board
- Scissors or portable paper trimmer
- Dried flowers– It’s the middle of winter for us, so I purchased some pressed flowers from Etsy. The large pressed poppy flowers are from this shop and the wildflower mix are from this shop! I love supporting these beautiful pressed flower businesses from Etsy, but these flowers took over a week to arrive at my house. If you need pressed flowers quickly, then I suggest going with Amazon. I’ve used many pressed flowers from Amazon for my crafts and am happy to recommend them as well. I love this set from Amazon.
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Here’s How I Made these DIY Wax Paper Lanterns:
First, fold a piece of wax paper in half and cut them to the size you would like. The entire piece of wax paper, unfolded, was 7.5 inches by 8 inches. Please experiment with different sized pieces of wax paper and use the size that works best for you!
This portable trimmer isn’t necessary, but makes cutting straight lines much easier.
Unfold the piece of wax paper and place dried flowers on one side of the crease.
Fold your piece of wax paper over the dried flowers.
As soon as your iron hits the wax paper, it will fuse together! It’s a neat process to observe. I quickly ran the iron over the wax paper several times, then I flipped it over and did the same thing on that side.
There may be air bubbles around thicker flowers. That’s ok, it’s impossible to iron all of the air bubbles out. In my experience, since the flowers are already pressed and dried, they are preserved and will keep their vibrant color.
Now trim your bookmark if necessary.
I absolutely love how these turned out! They look so pretty when you hold them near a window. We actually made beautiful suncatchers with the same material!
These make a beautiful handmade gift for any holiday or occasion! We plan on handing these out for Valentine’s Day. I think a bookmark and a sweet book make a great gift for a friend! This would make a great birthday or Mother’s Day gift as well!
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I hope you try to make your dried flower bookmark! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.