There are several different ways to press flowers， however， some of these techniques take a few weeks to do. For those that are not so patientaccent pillow case baby decorative， or get the urge to craft right that minute， I’；m going to show you how to press flowers in just five minutes or less. Once you have your bouquet of pressed flowers you can craft the day away making cards， decoupage projects， and more.
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Learn how to press flowers in just five minutes after the jump…；
Start by picking out a handful of flowers. This technique works best with flowers that are pretty flat already， instead of bulky flowers like large roses.
You need the flowers to be as dry as possible before you get started. Pat them down on a paper towel if there is dew on the leaves. Then， place the flowers on a piece of parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment paper on top. Now， sandwich that between two paper towels or pieces of cloth.
Turn off the steam function on your iron and set it to medium-high heat. Iron the flowers by pressing the iron on them for about ten seconds. Continue to iron them at ten to fifteen second intervals for about three minutes. You don’；t want to iron these flowers like you would a t-shirt， instead you want to lift and press. The amount of time depends on each flower.
Iron the flowers until they are completely dry. Let cool and then you are ready to craft!
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