Lifestyle

Find Out How You Can Preserve Your Valentine Bouquet

And turn it into something special.
PHOTOS Patrick Martires

 1  Get all your materials ready.

Apart from your flowers, you’ll need a hardcover book and sheets of bond paper. Make sure your bouquet is out of water for a day or two before pressing.

Pressed Flowers

 2  Place petals and blooms between two sheets of bond paper.

Make sure to place them face down. Leave enough space between petals so they don't press stuck together. Unless, that’s the look you're going for!

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Pressed Flowers

Pressed Flowers

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

 3  Carefully close the pages of your book.

Store in a cool dry place. The most important thing of all? Ignore for 6-8 weeks. No peeking!

Pressed Flowers

Pressed Flowers

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Tips:
Petals, leaves and stems are always the safest to use. Avoid flowers with pods, pistils and pollen.
Flowers in the blues, purples and dark reds tend to keep their color best.

When you're done pressing your flowers, make sure to flip to page 76 of your February 2015 issue of Candy to get started on your Framed and Pressed Flowers Art.

your REACTION
BOO

0

CUTE

0

EWW

0

HEART

0

OMG

0

YAY

0

/////////////////////////////
COMMENTS. JOIN THE DISCUSSION BELOW!
VIEW more ARTICLES ABOUT
Recommended Videos
About the author
Mikko Sumulong
Contributing Writer
Mikko Sumulong grew up in a family full of artists, bakers and makers. She caught the craft bug early, and is not afraid to pass it on.
VIEW OTHER ARTICLES FROM Mikko
Comments
latest on CandyMag.com
 
x
Share
We rounded up some simple reminders that might help you get through this hectic week.
 
x
Share
Note to self: You having a hard time does not equate to you being less smart.
 
x
Share
"You suddenly or sometimes won't feel so smart anymore."
 
x
Share
Constant cups of coffee, panic attacks before exams, eyebags for days, and tons of memes about stress. Sound familiar?
 
x
Share
If it's something you've meticulously mulled over and thought long and hard about, then you're not marupok because of it.
 
x
Share
As part of the #BreakTheStigma campaign, mental health experts and advocates say there is nothing wrong with asking for and needing help.
 
x
Share
Because coffee is LIFE, no matter where you are.
 
x
Share
Contrary to popular belief, it's rare for people to find the "perfect" first job!
LOAD MORE ARTICLES