Pressed Lavender Flower
How To Press Lavender Flower
Lavender flowers are easy to use to make pressed flower arrangements since they dry beautifully and hold their color well. You may purchase a flower press to flatten your fresh flower stems or you may choose simply to place the flower between 2 sheets of plain white paper and put it under a heavy book with something heavy placed on top to weight it down. You may also use a microwave flower press which works in minutes to press and dry flowers.
You may stack more books on top, use clean bricks or a heavy cooking pan. Leave the Lavender flower in place and do not be tempted to peak for at least two weeks. When the flowers are fully dry and sufficiently flattened you may use them to craft homemade greeting cards by affixing the dry flower stems to the front of blank card stock with a little glue. You may combine the dry Lavender flower with other pressed flowers if you choose.
Pressed flowers can be used when making homemade Lavender candles on the outside of large pillars. You may use pressed Lavender as you would any other pressed flower. I like to slightly arc the flower stems when I place them in a press so they have a gentle curve which I find to be quite graceful when arranging with other flowers for craft projects.
Choosing Lavender Flower to Press
What types of Lavender work well in the creation of pressed flower art? I use all of the different Lavender varieties. You may choose to combine different flower colors or mix the different flower blossoms types. I even have pressed fat Spanish Lavender flowers too! Have fun being creative!