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one of the Oldest Crafts in the world

March 10th, 2009 at 07:23 pm

And no, it's NOT what you're thinking.

And besides beading. What is it? Arranging and Pressing flowers.

Inexpensive
Flowers, leaves, plants can be gathered from most anywhere. Your yard is a beginning point. Street landscaping? Park bushes?

Three Pot Series - Geranium


All you need is card stock and a bottle of white glue. Pre-packaged blank cards in a pack of 20 or more can be found at the hobby store for under $5.

Or fold your own and make envelopes, it isn't that hard.

Historical
Without any research, common sense tells me this has been done by at least my great grandmother's generation in the early 1900s. (Off to look up some interesting facts on arranging dried flowers...)

Big Clay Pot Series - Spring Bouquet


I like the connection to the past and the satisfaction of continuing the tradition. My kids know how to press flowers now.

Practical
These cards are impressive to give on occasions ie, birthday, Mother's Day, friendship, condolences, etc. Very personal and unmass-made. Sign your name on the back!

Black Vase Series - Formal Bouquet


Notice in the above examples the little added touches of fancy edged borders (doesn't everyone have one of these scissors now?) and hand cut pots and vases. Scared of the scissors? Skip the vase and glue on a ribbon tied like a bow. Easy!

6 Responses to “one of the Oldest Crafts in the world”

  1. lizajane Says:

    Very nice work!

  2. whitestripe Says:

    oh my they are beautiful! great idea! i think i might do that too, thanks for sharing!

  3. Analise Says:

    Very cute! I love pressed flowers and make my own stationery from pressed wildflowers.

  4. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Great idea! I think I might try this!

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Flowers! That's... exactly... what I was thinking. Big Grin

  6. momcents Says:


    Nice job!

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