How to Make a Bookmark Pressing Flowers With an Iron

by Victoria Abel

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

Supplies

  • Small flowers & leaves
  • Wax paper
  • Iron
  • Paper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    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!

    Step 2

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

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

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

    Step 6

    Fold the wax paper back over the flowers.

    Step 7

    Turn your iron on to a medium warm setting.

    Step 8

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

    Step 9

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

    Step 10

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

    Step 11

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

    Step 12

    Pretty!

    Step 13

    Hold up to the light and admire :-)

    Step 14

    Take scissors and trim.

    Step 15

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

    Step 16

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