DIY: Frame your first flower

DIY: Frame your first flower

My heart melted into a gooey puddle when my daughter Layla walked into our bedroom last week and handed me a droopy dandelion. It’s the first flower she’s picked for me. A flower I’ve looked forward to getting for many years.

I decided to frame it.

My first flower


This is simple enough to make, and would make a great gift for any parent. Here’s how I did it:

  1. Place the flower between two sheets of parchment or wax paper. Make sure the flower petals are fanned out and the stem is straight.
  2. Place a very heavy object on top. In my case, I piled a ton of records on top of the flower. You know me, this craft has to be a little rock ‘n’ roll 😉
  3. Wait a couple of days for it to dry and smoosh.
  4. Peel the flower off the paper and put it in a cute frame.

Since summer has now faded into fall, you may receive a leaf instead, which I think would look just as cute in a frame.

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