Hi Hippo-ga ...
Now there's an interesting question!
One of the easiest things to do with flowers is to press them and use
them to make something else - sort of a "two-fer" project.
1.) Enchanted Learning's website has a project for flowers and leaves,
pressing them and then making cards or stationery, which you can find
2.) While there aren't complete instructions here, by adding a frame
and some imagination, you can make "pressed flower art" for gifts and
home decorating similar to these on PressedFlowerPictures.com:
3.) The Family Fun website has information by Ann Hallock on pressing
flowers and making bookmarks, petal pendants and other crafts, such as
flower pounding, which you can find here:
The petal pendants page is here:
4.) There's a good article by Monica Resinger, "How to Air-Dry
Flowers", in order to make dried flower arrangements, Christmas
ornaments, dried flower wreaths and more. You can find that here:
5.) The Pioneer Thinking website has a few ideas to try. For instance,
how to preserve cut flowers:
how to dry and wax cut flowers:
6.) You can use a dried grapevine and make a wreath with dried flowers
and leaves like this one here:
7.) About.com has instructions for making a simple but elegant sachet here:
8.) Using construction paper and flowers to make placemats:
9.) Or making potpourri hangers for gifts, here:
10.) Making "fairy" or miniature furniture from twigs and pressed
flowers, which look pretty neat to me. You can find those instructions
Obviously, some of the crafts are better suited for certain ages, but
all of the above are neat things to do with flowers. More ideas than I
could come up with off the top of my head, anyway.
Next spring, they can plant some, too!
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- crafts with flowers
- flower crafts for children
Thanks again for this opportunity to take a look at some neat things
to do with flowers.
Google Answers Researcher
Clarification of Answer by
09 Nov 2003 16:08 PST
Hi, Hippo ~
I couldn't find any type of instructions, diagrams, etc., to design
with fresh flowers.
I checked with a floral designer for one of the major floral networks
who likewise indicated she wasn't aware of any such measures, either.
Lastly, I checked with a float designer for the Tournament of Roses
parade and asked how they did it. Their designs are roughed out, then
broken down to building frame and following the colors indicated. So
again, no real 'how tos' are available for fresh.
They all indicated drying/pressing the fresh to use in crafts (even
embroidering with pressed flowers, if you can believe that).
So, I'll ask the engineers to remove the question and perhaps someone
else can find what you need.
Sorry about that,