A Pressed Flower Butterfly Picture Makes An Amazing Gift
This project makes an amazing gift, but maybe you want to keep your pressed flower butterfly picture for yourself. What a lovely project. Of course you don't have to make butterflies. Make any animal you like. Make three of these pressed flower pictures in a row and it will look amazing in your interior design.
Each pressed flower butterfly picture will be completely unique and interesting to anyone who looks at them. A perfect project to keep little fingers busy.
What Do We Need To Make A Pressed Flower Butterfly Picture
- Wooden picture frame
- White acrylic paint
- Pressed Flowers, petals and leaves
- Plain white paper
Let's Paint Our Frame For Our Butterfly Picture
You will notice even our picture frame is decorated with pressed flowers.
So let's start by painting your wooden frame. Use the acrylic paint and make sure to give the frame a good covering of paint. Let the paint dry. If you can still see some wood showing through, give the frame another coat of paint.
Add Pressed Flowers To Our Picture Frame
For this pressed flower butterfly picture project we need to have some pressed flowers already prepared. You can press flowers between heavy books or in a flower press. It is best if the flowers are flatter types of flowers, rather than more rounded flowers like roses. Petals are good to press too. Press the flowers until they are completely dried out.
So back to the pressed flower butterfly picture project. Once all the paint on our frame is dry, we can decorate it. Collect your pressed flowers together. And lay out some interesting petals on the frame. Move the petals around on the frame until you get a design you like.
Once you are happy with the flower frame layout, glue the petals down.
Let's Make A Butterfly From Pressed Flowers
Now we can cut a piece of white paper to fit the frame we have. Now lay out again more pieces of your dried flowers, leaves and stems on our white paper. We want to lay out our dried flowers in the shape of a butterfly.
If you can't remember what a butterfly looks like, just search butterfly shapes on the internet and use this as a reference.
Finish Our Pretty Pressed Flower Butterfly Picture
Now to finish, once we have laid out all the dried flowers in a nice shape that resembles a butterfly, we can start to glue them down. Carefully glue each piece of dried flower down to make our beautiful butterfly picture.
Let the glue dry. Finally, carefully pop your butterfly picture into the frame.
Congratulations, you have completed your pressed flower picture project. We would love to see what other pressed flower pictures you can make. Add your images to your own studio on Society of Makers and then comment down below with the name of your studio. We can then search your name and see your images.