Pressed flower project – heart box

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)
paintbrushes

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.

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