I bought a flower press as a present for a friend but ended up keeping it for myself (oops). Don’t worry I got her something else.

Freya and I recently tried it out and this is our first result. We only left it a week because that’s all the patience a five-year-old has – and even that was pushing it – but I’m still quite pleased with the way it turned out.

Here’s a before:


I’ve just pressed a few more (shh, don’t tell Freya) and hope to keep them in there for two or three weeks. My idea is to make an F and then pop it in a box frame for her room.

Have you ever pressed any flowers? Any tips?