How to Make a Bookmark Pressing Flowers With an Iron

A fun and easy project to do with kids for Mother's Day!

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How to Make a Bookmark Pressing Flowers With an Iron
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I remember my mother doing this project with me as a little girl and to this day I can't look at a pansy without thinking of her!

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Look for pretty flowers in your garden...(pansies work very well)

Look for pretty flowers in your garden...(pansies work very well)

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Find an assortment of shapes and colors.(white flowers may have a tendency to yellow)

Find an assortment of shapes and colors.(white flowers may have a tendency to yellow)

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Look for flowers that will lat flat  (and are non- toxic and that you are not  allergic to!)

Look for flowers that will lat flat (and are non- toxic and that you are not allergic to!)

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Fold a piece of wax paper in half and place flowers along the fold.

Fold a piece of wax paper in half and place flowers along the fold.

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Fold the wax paper back over the flowers.

Fold the wax paper back over the flowers.

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Turn your iron on to a medium warm setting.

Turn your iron on to a medium warm setting.

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Fold a sheet of paper around the wax paper and lay a sheet down to protect your ironing board.

Fold a sheet of paper around the wax paper and lay a sheet down to protect your ironing board.

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Slowly and firmly iron the paper until the impressions of the flowers and wax begin to show through.

Slowly and firmly iron the paper until the impressions of the flowers and wax begin to show through.

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This is what the paper will look like before you peek inside.

This is what the paper will look like before you peek inside.

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Look inside and your flowers  will be sealed in the wax paper.

Look inside and your flowers will be sealed in the wax paper.

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Pretty!

Pretty!

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Hold up to the light and admire :-)

Hold up to the light and admire :-)

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Take scissors and trim.

Take scissors and trim.

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Display in a window like a pretty hanging of stained glass...

Display in a window like a pretty hanging of stained glass...

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or use as a bookmark, make a greeting card, a scrapbook embellishment, or what ever else  your imagination desires!

or use as a bookmark, make a greeting card, a scrapbook embellishment, or what ever else your imagination desires!

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