Tuesday, April 23, 2013

You Can Do This! Pressed Flower Art Bookmarks!

Every so often, I like to post a Pressed Flower Craft that is easy and fun!

Pressed Flower Art Bookmarks!
You will need: Pretty Scrapbook Paper, Very FLAT Pressed Flowers or Petals,
Glue, Ribbon, Hole Punch
If you don't have the following items, a local office supply store can do this for you:
Laminator, Laminator Sheets (3-5 mil), Paper Cutter

You might want a sentiment or other information printed on the back. If so, do this first. I use these bookmarks for promotion for my business, so my contact info is on the back.

Mark off your boundaries with tiny pencil marks, or lines if that helps to keep your flowers within the boundaries of the bookmark.  Line up your flowers and glue them down with very tiny dots of glue. The lamination will hold them in place permanently.  Erase the tiny pencil marks.
  Be sure and sign your art!

 Now it is time to laminate! Make sure the glue is dry, first.
 If you do not have a Laminating Machine, a local office supply store can do this for a small price.  I sometimes run it through twice.

Now it is time to cut them.  Again, if you do not have a paper cutter, you can try scissors, but I am not very good with them.  Also, the local office supply store usually has a paper cutter. 

 Using a hole punch, pop a hole in the top center.  You can use any shape hole punch.  I've used a heart and a butterfly.  Get creative and cut the hole in the corner instead!

Lastly, tie your ribbons on the bookmark and you are finished!!

You can add other bits of confetti, tiny threads, photo's and other VERY flat items to your bookmarks.  If your flowers are too thick, use petals instead, such as rose petals.  You can also use this technique for place cards, place mats, ornaments etc.  I've used a long rectangle for my bookmarks, but why not a heart or other shape?  
Have fun!!!  You can do this!!!!

Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Fentz, Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX


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  2. Hi Micki! It is one that Ruth demonstrated at one of the conferences, a "Making Memories Paper Cutter". I think I got it at an office supply store. I googled it and see that it is on Amazon also. It has a self sharpening blade and has been work horse for me!

    1. Hi Annie:
      I love your step by step instruction. Great job. By the way we have the same laminator.

      Hi Micki:
      I got my at Michael with 40% coupon. But not all Michael carry them.

  3. Hi Ruth! Yes, I got mine after you demonstrated yours at one of the conferences! Thanks for the reminder....I am pretty sure I got mine with the coupon also. Micki...it folds in half which is great for storage!

    Oh...and Ruth...thanks for the compliment! :)

  4. They are very beautiful.
    I make them too, and give them as a present to my friens, and all people who like them. The first I made 3 years before. I don' have a Laminating Machine, I do it with hands!
    I am glad to see this beauty.

  5. Thank you Snezana! Giving them as gifts is a great idea!