So you may not be expecting me to be sharing a Spring craft at the end of January. My daughter was clearing out some old notebooks last week and discovered some flowers she had carefully pressed last year.
We actually have a vintage flower press which we picked up at a charity shop but for some reason we had placed the flowers she picked amongst the pages of her notebook. The notebook was untouched for months and we were surprised to find leaves and simple flowers all perfectly preserved.
Pressed Spring flowers suncatcher
It felt wrong to just throw the pressed flowers away but we couldn’t decided what to do with them. We tried arranging them on a sheet of white card and then decided to make a pressed flower suncatcher with them.
We cut a small piece of contact paper and peeled back the paper from half of it. Then my daughter arranged the flowers she wanted to use on it. When she had finished we carefully peeled the remained of the backing paper away and smoothed the contact paper over the flowers. This helped to seal the flowers in.
We smoothed down any bumps. You can see that we didn’t manage to fold the contact paper perfectly in half, but this gave us an easy way to stick it to the window!
The Spring flowers look so pretty in the daylight and are a welcome reminder of Spring.
We had enough pressed flower to make some smaller pressed flower arrangements. My daughter cut round them to make bookmarks for herself. Such a simple activity for kids but always so satisfying to make something.