How to Make A Birthday Card With Pressed Flowers

The girls have always been keen to get out and explore the garden. From trying to dig up the flower bed! to bouncing on the trampoline. The garden provides them with constant things to play with and explore. Recently you may have seen my eldest found some ice in the garden and this was not the only thing to be discovered by her. She also found a few daisies out there and brought them in to show me.

How to Make A Birthday Card With Pressed Flowers


I decided to show her that it is indeed possible to craft with the delicate flowers that she had found but first we were going to press them. I'm always on the look out for things that will encourage play and learning from charity shops and that is exactly where we found this flower press.


How to Make A Birthday Card With Pressed Flowers


Eldest picked up the flowers and placed them in a frisbee she had. I had suggested that she could use the basket pictured but she was adamant that she wanted to use the frisbee. I then told her to place the delicate flowers on the cardboard before putting the press together like a sandwich.

How to Make A Birthday Card With Pressed Flowers

We then left the flowers in the press over night so they'd be lovely and flat the next day. The next day the girls were at preschool in the morning but on their return home I had the components out and ready for exploration. This included cards, decorative papers, double sided tape, scissors, washi tape and finger print ink. We began the creation by choosing suitable paper that we stuck to a card with double sided tape. I then let eldest go crazy with the glue and glue into place the flowers we'd pressed. Once done eldest created a flower with her fingers using ink and we applied that to the front of the card too.

Have you used nature to create your cards before?



Comments

  1. Oh I used to love doing this as a child #countrykids

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  2. I'm not a crafter BUT I do love this idea & loved my flower press when I was little! #MMBC

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  3. That's a lovely idea, we've pressed flowers before but not thought to make cars with them #countrykids

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  4. That flower press was a lovely find in the charity shop. We've done crafting with nature before although not tried pressing flowers. I love the idea of making cards with them and the fingerprint flower looks great. What a lovely idea for a craft. #CountryKids

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  5. Lovely cards, and how fab to have found a flower press in a charity shop. I used to press flowers as a child, but just used books not a proper press. And then we made cards by putting the flowers under adhesive plastic, onto a card backing x #CountryKids

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  6. Charity shops are brilliant for things like this, the flower press looks almost brand new. Great idea to press daisies in winter, a real nature connection. I always forget we've pressed flowers, and often leave them for months in the press. We'll done to the girls on their creativity and of course the frisbee would be used! Why would they use something that was meant for the job?! I love the independence of kids! #CountryKids

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  7. I love pressed flowers, this is such a lovely idea #kidsandcreativty

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  8. My daughter loves picking the daisies from the garden. I must keep this in mind when we need to make birthday cards. #KidsandKreativity

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  9. What a lovely idea and I'd like to do this with the snow drops that are sprouting !x #CountryKids

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  10. This brings back great childhood memories, I used to have a little flower press that my Dad made for me. #KidsandKreativity

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  11. We don't use our flower press nearly enough, but I have big plans for it this year! I love these cards, they'd be great as a Mother's Day card. Thanks for linking up to #KidsandKreativity, really hope to see you back next time. x

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  12. Oh I never thought of doing this, but my girls love picking flowers and they love crafting. I think this would be right up their street! I think I need to invest in a flower press...!

    And congrats because someone else felt inspired by this post too and chose to add it to the BlogCrush linky. Hurray! Feel free to bob over and collect your "I've been featured" blog badge #blogcrush

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