Diy plant press. Putting the press together. You can make a plant press from simple materials that you already have. Labeling your dried plants. I first routed the groove and then cut the support piece to size.
If you have taken a plant press along you can proceed with the next steps right in the field. Put your frame together. Tying the press together and drying. Brush off loose soil and blot off moisture.
Decorate your plant press. A plant press can help you make great looking stickers with dried flowers. I started by cutting the boards to size. Otherwise as they dry they will become stuck together forever.
Press some plants and show how your press works. Either keep the specimens moist until youre ready to press them. A moist paper towel in the container will help prevent the plant from wilting. Crafts plant pressing dried flowers erin mcintosh plant press herbarium botanical collection diy how to erin is the communications manager at mountain rose herbs and an apprenticing herbalist at the columbines school of botanical studies where she botanizes and wildcrafts medicinal plants in the magnificent oregon cascades.
Gather a couple plant specimens. Diy wooden plant press step 1. This is a great project to do with kids. Fold them into newspaper.
Cut corrugated cardboard and insert newspaper. At the museum we use a wooden gridded plant press. Wait for them to dry. Build a plant press.
A wooden board with a thickness of around 25 cm or 1 inch. Arrange the plant on a sheet of newspaper. To press the specimen clean up the plant. Grouping like flowers together is best because they will dry at the same rate.
You will need to create a press to press your plants flat. Diy plant pressing step 1.