• Pressed flower project – heart box

    Posted on February 11, 2015 by in Dried flowers general

    A pressed flower project

    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?

    pressed flower project sneak peek

    Make a pressed flower box

    I bought the plain kraft box in the Hobbycraft sale for about £1.
    For this pressed flower project you will also need:
    acrylic paint
    pressed flowers
    school glue (pva)

    pressed flower box equipment

    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.

    decorating heart box pressed dried flowers

    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.

    gluing pressed violas

    Any odd sticking up flower pieces will be sorted out by the final sealing coat of glue.pressed flower project box lid

    pressed flower box lid closeup

    The pva will turn transparent when it dries.

    pva coated floral lid

    valentines box finished pressed dried flowers

    valentines floral box

    More about pressed dried flowers

    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.

    Read my other blog posts about pressing flowers and pressed flower projects including pressed flower candles, pressed flower necklaces and pressed flower frames.