How to Make Pressed Flower Bookmarks – DIY Pressed Flower Art

Are you looking for an easy DIY pressed flower art project and you like to read? Then try to make these adorable pressed flower bookmarks.

They are super easy to make and make the perfect gift for book lovers!

Let’s dive right in.

diy pressed flower bookmarks

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Pressed Flower Art

Pressing flowers is super easy and a fun project. You can collect your flowers on a walk, purchase them in a store or even save them from a special event like a wedding, baby shower, or birthday.

Simply follow our step by step instruction and tips and you will have the most aesthetic dried flower bookmarks.

How Long Does it Take to Press Flowers?

Pressing flowers can be a waiting game. Depending on the flowers it can take between 1 week till up to a month for them to dry. So please make sure not to use a book you will need in the near future.


How to Make a Pressed Flower Bookmark

Let’s take a look now at these stunning DIY pressed flower art bookmarks.

Here is what you will need:

Materials

  • cereal box
  • pressed flowers
  • pressed leaves
  • baking paper
  • colored paper
  • wool yarn
  • white paper towels or tissue paper

Tools

  • books
  • scissors
  • white glue
  • glue stick
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • brush
  • hole puncher


Instructions

These step-by-step instructions are here to help you visualize how to make pressed flower art bookmarks. Please scroll down to simply print out the instructions!

Step 1: Pick flowers

The next time you go for a walk, pick some flowers. Be advised thick multi layered flowers like roses are harder to press.

pick flowers

Step 2: Prepare flowers

Use a scissor or sharp knife to cut the desired length of the stems.

In case you do not have time to press them right away, place the flowers in the refrigerator to keep them fresh for up to 2-3 days.

Step 3: How to press flowers

Be advised that there are different techniques on how to press flowers. We used books for our dry flower art.

Place your prepared flowers between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Make sure to arrange your flowers on the baking paper the way you want them to dry.

The paper will absorb excess moisture from the flowers as they dry out and prevent your book from being ruined. If you do not have baking paper at home you can use coffee filters instead.

Next you take a large thick book and place your prepared sheets carefully in the middle. Take some extra books and stock them on top for extra weight.

Our flowers needed a little over one week to dry fully but it all depends on the flowers you pick. The thicker the flowers are the longer it will take!

how to press flowers with a book

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Step 4: Cut your bookmarks

Now it is time to cut your paper. For our flower bookmark DIY we used 7×16 cm (2,75 x 6,29 inches)and 5×15 cm (1,96 x 5,9 inches).

The size of the bookmarks are flexible. Just make sure not to cut them too big otherwise they will stick out of your books.

With the help of a ruler and pencil you can draw your bookmarks on paper and cut it out.

You will need one 7x16cm piece out of an old cereal box. It will help you to stabilize your nature bookmarks.

Of course you simply can use thicker colored paper but we like to work with recycled materials for our craft projects.

Afterwards cut two more 7x16cm pieces out of colored paper and one in 5x15cm preferable in a different color.

Then glue the pieces with your glue stick together.

cut your bookmarks

Step 5: Make a hole

Now it is time to make a hole with your hole puncher in the top of your paper.

Step 6: Design your dried flowers bookmark

Pressed flowers are delicate. Place them carefully on your prepared paper to create your design.

You might consider using a squeezer to arrange your dried flower art.

Step 7: Glue your flowers

Apply now your white glue to the back side of your flowers. Make sure to use a brush. Then stick your flowers carefully on to the paper.

If you like to switch your flower pressed bookmarks up a little bit use white paper towels and either attach them under or over the flowers for a nice touch.
In our video tutorial you can see the different steps.

DIY pressed flower art

Step 8: Let it try

After you glued the flowers on to the paper make sure to avoid moving them again. Let the dried flowers dry for a couple of minutes up to an hour.

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Step 9: Add yarn ribbons

This step is optional but super cute, make your own ribbon out of yarn and attach them through the whole to your bookmark.

All you need to do is to cut several pieces of yarn with a length of 15cm. Then tie them up nicely and attach them to your diy pressed flower artwork.

You can find a detailed instruction of our wool ribbon in our youtube tutorial.

real pressed flower bookmarks

Step 10: Enjoy

Your real pressed flower bookmarks are finally done now it is time to enjoy them.


Tips

  • To make your bookmark flowers more sturdy simply laminate your finished product.
  • Use the chance and make more than one at the same time. They make an adorable gift for book lovers and special occasions.

Pressed Flower Bookmark Video Tutorial

If you are a visual person, take a look at our full dried flower bookmark video tutorial here.

Pressed flower bookmark video tutorial

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Co-Creator

For these adorable pressed flower bookmarks I had help from Zoe Violette.

Zoe is a mum at full time, artist, and content creator for passion. With her youtube channel, she tries to combine her love for handcraft with her passion for nature.

She loves to recycle materials and turn them into art and craft projects for children.

She helped me create this wonderful project and was in charge of all the photographs and video inputs.

Please show her some love by visiting her social media channels and take a look at what she has in store for your next rainy day project!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjXkSgFfUga0fUqLhheselg?view_as=subscriber

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RecyclingArt4Kids

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recyclingartforkids/

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How to Make Pressed Flower Bookmarks - DIY Pressed Flower Art

diy pressed flower bookmarks

Learn how to make your own pressed flower bookmarks.

Prep Time 1 month
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 month 30 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • cereal box
  • pressed flowers
  • pressed leaves
  • baking paper
  • colored pape
  • wool yarn
  • white paper towels or tissue paper

Tools

  • books
  • scissors
  • white glue
  • glue stick
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • brush
  • hole puncher

Instructions

  1. Pick Flowers. Be advised thick multi layered flowers like roses are harder to press.
  2. Use a scissor or sharp knife to cut the desired length of the stems. In case you do not have time to press them right away, put the flowers in the refrigerator to keep them fresh for up to 2-3 days.
  3. Now place your prepared flowers between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Next you take a large thick book and put your prepared sheets carefully in the middle. Take some extra books and stock them on top for extra weight.
  4. Wait till your flowers are dried. That might take up to several weeks.
  5. Cut your bookmarks. For our flower bookmark DIY we used 7x16 cm (2,75 x 6,29 inches) and 5x15 cm(1,96 x 5,9 inches). You will need one 7x16cm piece out of an old cereal box and two more 7x16cm pieces out of colored paper and one in 5x15cm preferable in a different color. Then glue them together.
  6. Make a hole with your hole puncher in the top of your paper.
  7. It is time to design your bookmarks. Place them carefully on your prepared paper to create your design.
  8. Take your liquid glue and attach the flowers to the bookmark.
  9. Let the dried flowers dry for a couple of minutes up to an hour.
  10. Add yarn ribbons. This step is optional but super cute, make your own ribbon out of yarn and attach them through the whole to your bookmark.
  11. Your flower art project is finally done. Now it is time to read a book.

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