Flower Press by Slow Burn
These mini flower presses offer an authentic way to preserve flowers while also adding some decor to your home. Wood is a mix of poplar, white wood and pine and comes completed with bolts and wingnuts as well as a polyurethane stain. Each design is free handed and therefore unique and has not been replicated.
This flower press is a fully functional way to preserve flowers of your choice. Each press is held together by 4 bolts and wing nuts.
1) To open the press, unwind the wing nuts. Once you've unwound all 4, you should be able to remove the top piece of wood.
2) Flowers/ petals/ plants pieces can be layered in between the cardboard and paper inside the press. As you add more flowers you can add more cardboard and paper, stacking on top of each other.
*** It's best to not layer the flowers so they dry properly.
3) Once you've placed the flowers of choice inside, you can put the top piece of wood back on and tighten the wing nuts
as tight as they go. You'll want a tight seal so all the moisture comes out.
4) Let the petals sit in the press for about 2 weeks before checking on it. You should have a flattened preserved version of your flower to use however you'd like! I like making collages with them or adding them to cards or other decor.
Meet the Maker
I am a local illustrator and flower grower who has been working with wood and pyrography since 2016. This past year I started a business called Slow Burn, as a way to intersect my woodburning and flower growing skills. I try to source as much wood as possible from local sawmills. All designs are freehand and inspired by flowers I’ve grown or come across through my growing experience. The intent of my work is to inspire those around me to connect with the flowers around them too.