Easy to make flower press

This is an easy project and is small enough to carry on a hike so that flowers can be put in the press immediately. 


  • Balsa wood  (I purchased a pack of six at Wal Mart for less than two dollars.)
  • cardboard
  • four machine screws with nuts ( These can be purchased at any hardware store.)

Step 1.

Cut out as many cardboard pieces as you want using the piece of balsa wood as a template.

Step 2.

Choose a drill bit by holding the machine screw up to the drill bit and use one that is slightly bigger than your screw. 


Step 3.

Drill a hole in all four corners through all the layers of cardboard and the backboard.

Step 4.

Stick the screws through the four holes and tighten with the nuts. When you’re ready to put flowers in just loosen the nuts and place the flowers between the layers of cardboard. 



About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.