Sunday, 26 August 2012

Day 288 - Flower Power

This found its way back to me recently. It was in a box mum discovered when she was clearing out her attic. 

I don't like to think how long it's been since I last used the press - there were some papery flowers inside that could probably be classed as vintage...fun finding them again though.

Anyway I brought it with us to France and managed to get the youngest excited about having a go. She's always keen to try new things, but this enthusiasm can also fade pretty quickly...

We're staying out in the countryside and there were plenty of colourful wildflowers to pick.


We collected quite a few.


And some interesting leaves and grass.


They should stay in the press for about 8-10 days, but impatience plus a little project I had in mind meant they came out early. 
There was some major glue supervision needed with the sticking - the flowers were extremely delicate and fiddly. I was VERY glad we'd pressed so many, as quite a few didn't make it and ended up stuck to the table (newspaper next time...)


Still, it was fun arranging them, and we were both happy with the end result, though it was a bit fragile. With hindsight it would have been better to cover the flowers in sticky back plastic, just to protect them. But we were in a rush to catch the post.


Happy Birthday Dad!


I'm linking up with Artsy Play Wednesday at Capri + 3

and Country Kids from Coombe Mill.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card. A lovely idea x

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    1. Thank you :) It was a big hit with my dad x

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  2. I haven't done this since I was a child when I would press flowers in big books! Thank you for reminding me and linking up, might have to inspire my kids with it too!

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    1. It was good fun - think we might try and make some bookmarks next :)

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  3. That is a great idea to do with children. I remember doing that in my childhood. Please stop by and link this post to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3 (and any other arts, crafts and play posts). I hope to see you there.

    : 0 ) Theresa
    http://www.multiples-mom.com

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    1. Thanks for your comment - I will definitely pop over and link up :)

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