How to press your cut flowers (a simple step by step guide) + preserve their beauty

How to Press your Flowers - Step by Step.
When: Pick your flowers in the morning after the dew has evaporated. You want your flower to be dry and picked when they have just bloomed (fresh is best!). 
Type: Choose the flowers that has a flat buds, some of the best varieties of flowers to press are, Cosmos, Viola, Strawflower Daisies, Peonies, Larkspur, Zinnia, Dahlia, Queen Anne's Lace, Coreopsis and Marigold
Directions: Remove any unwanted leaves, choosing an assortment of flowers that are evenly weighted. Arrange them on the sheets of cardboard (non textured) and press between flat heavy items such as books. Or if using our New Flower Presses simply arrange them on the cardboard provided & tighten the nuts. Leave the blooms for 3-4 weeks. Resist the temptation to peek... it may cause the flowers to tear or wrinkle!
Once dried use tweezers to handle the flowers to prevent damage as they will be super delicate! 
Uses for your Pressed Flowers: Turn them into Garden Art! Arrange the pressed flowers in a glass frame, glue to candles, soaps, bath bombs, gift tags, phone cases... the list is endless! 

The Wooden Flower Press is now available at Veggie Garden Seeds. They come in 3 sizes and are handcrafted in Australia.

Photo Credit @sownsow