I thought it was about time I made something with pressed flowers again! And being so close to Valentines Day, how about a heart shaped box for all your treasures?
I bought the plain kraft box in the Hobbycraft sale for about £1.
For this pressed flower project you will also need:
school glue (pva)
I painted the box inside and out with two coats of white paint, then laid out my pressed flowers on the lid to see how the design would work.
These pressed flowers all came from my garden, and include pressed violas, aquilegias, pressed forget-me-nots, and a nodding clematis in the middle. I chose co-ordinating vintage shades.
Paint the dry box lid with a coat of glue, then place the pressed flowers. You may need to add extra pva carefully with a paintbrush if flower petals overlap. Push petals down onto the sides of the lid if they are too big for the top.
The pva will turn transparent when it dries.
Buy pressed flowers – the pressed flowers in the shop are not from my garden because I can’t produce them in big enough numbers to keep everyone happy – but they are from another English country garden! I have a friendly supplier that makes them for me.