I was given a flower press some years ago and I’ve had a little fun collecting flowers from my backyard garden to press. I’ve also pressed flowers from my daughter’s wedding as I didn’t have the heart to chuck them out once their beauty had bagun to fade.
I decided to use a few flowers that had been pressed along with dried flowers I’d been given a while ago to create a Mother’s Day Card.
Create a Mother’s Day Card
- A plain card and envelope
- A selection of dried flowers or Autumn leaves
- Craft glue
- Contact Paper
- Scrapbook paper (Optional)
- Design the card without gluing the dried flowers in place.
- Once you’re happy with the design, glue the flowers onto the card.
- Add borders with markers or scrapbook paper.
- Scrapbook paper can also be added as a background.
- Add the greeting to the card.
- Cover the top of the card with contact paper to protect the dried flowers and keep them fresh and in place.
I’d be happy to pass along the card to one of the little children to bless their mother with as my own mum passed away more than a decade ago, and this is one way I can process my emotions as I miss her teribbly.
As I was making this card, I remembered I needed a card for an upcoming birthday.
And a card for a friend on my mind.
Have you pressed flowers? What do you do with them? What are you making/creating for your mum this Mother’s Day? Show me at Nature Science for Aussie Families HERE.
This was a fantastic indoor activity I enjoyed as the wind rages and Autumn gallops into winter.
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