Make your own pressed flower wall art to display as home decor. This easy one-hour project is budget-friendly and completely customizable. Choose any color and any style of herb or flower to coordinate with your decor.
Cut fresh flowers or herbs to the appropriate length for your picture frame. If cutting from a garden, pick the stems in the morning after any dew has evaporated.
Press flowers using a microwave flower press or the book press method. If using the book press method, press the flowers between the pages of a heavy book using parchment paper to protect the pages. Wait 2-3 weeks for the flowers to fully dry. (See the full article for detailed instructions on pressing flowers with these methods.)
Spray paint the flowers onto scrapbook paper, watercolor paper, or a wrapped canvas. Use a cardboard box or tarp underneath to protect your work surface and to prevent the canvas from moving while spray. Always use spray paint in a well-ventilated area.
Wait 20 minutes before touching the pressed flower wall art and 24 hours before framing it. Once the prints are fully dry, place them in frames for display.
Optional: If desired, you can use white chalk paint to paint old wooden frames to match the pressed flower art.