Our mission is to bring the outdoors in and to give you a taste of the Irish countryside all year round. What better way to do this than to supply the tools you need to get started yourself when inspiration strikes!
Our flower press has been designed and produced in our studio in Kildare using materials sourced from within the EU. The result is a unique source of creativity for you or a special gift for a loved one.
Instructions, Tips and Tricks:
Gather flowers from your garden or local habitat and prepare them by removing any dead or unwanted leaves or stems.
Line the first sheet of wood with a sheet or card (the card acts as a barrier between layers to reduce on cleaning and to aid in the drying process)
Place a sheet of blotting paper on top of the card (this blotting paper can be reused several times dependant on the flowers being dried, once it has lost its absorbency you can swap it out for a few layers of newspaper or some plain kitchen roll)
Carefully place your flowers on the blotting paper. Once you are happy with how they look, place another sheet of blotting paper over them – being careful not to shift your flowers in the process.
Place another sheet of card on top and repeat the process as many times as you want or until your flower press is full!
Place the remaining piece of wood over your last sheet of card.
Secure the bolts through the holes – on each corner and through both pieces of wood. Then screw the wingnuts until tight!
For the best results, we recommend leaving your flower press in a warm, dry room for 3-4 weeks (if you can wait that long!)
Once dry, you are ready to create some beautiful pieces of art with your pressed flowers but be careful as dried flowers can be very delicate.
If you are not using your flowers straight away, you can leave them in the press or store them in an airtight container away from direct sunlight.