Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pressed Lilacs, a Super Easy Craft

Several weeks ago my small lilac bush started to bloom. I decided to be a little crafty and make a pressed lilac. I love all pressed plants; leaves, flowers, any other plant you can flatten.

Pressing flowers is really easy. Pick your plant. Place it between two pieces of wax paper (generic brand works just fine). Then place in a book. Shut. Then place a large amount of other books on top to create a heavy tower of flower-pressing power. -(see what I did there?)

 I believe my flowers stayed in the book for about four weeks and that was good enough. I emptied my frame filled with pressed leaved from last fall and used that for my lilac.

Ta-Dah! Super easy, and pretty. I'm really glad I decided to do it when I did because a few days later it got cold enough to destroy all my lilac blossoms. My flattened lilac is the only one I'll have this season. 


  1. Gorgeous! I love lilacs.. and they smell so good!

  2. Beautiful! I can't wait for next spring to try this myself.