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This is a basic guide to one of the most popular crafting projects around: the pressed plants. Be sure to follow the instructions and be guided accordingly. That being said, enjoy!
Before anything else, you will need to gather the plants and flowers of your choice. You can press them the traditional way, using books, or with a plant press. Whichever method you choose, be sure to wait a full 2-4 weeks to let the specimens dry properly.
Take extra care as pressed plants are extremely delicate. Once that is done, you can proceed to assemble your displays. If you are using a glass frame, be sure to use acid-free glue dots to effectively stick your plants to the glass. This will prevent them from moving around inside the frame. We highly recommend that you make use of a double glass frame as it lets you see the plant on both sides. It also looks extremely modern and chic.
Feel free to experiment with the plants you use. Remember, you can also stick in photos to go along with the plants and the flowers. Just make sure that they go well together.
A DIY photo album is the perfect way to keep your precious moments safe and accessible. It can be used to mark any special day – from your wedding day to your first baby. What makes this project so great is that it lets you cherish the moments spent with your loved ones.
Making it is rather straightforward, but first, you will need to choose which of your photos will be included in the photobook. Then, pick a theme. Once that is done, take some card stock, markers, washi tape, and colored pencils, and get to work.
First, make a template for your photos. Then, you can proceed to glue the photos to the specialty paper of your choice. The placement of the photos is completely up to you. Just remember to add some description on the pages with your pen or marker to help you tell the story you want. Then punch a hole on the side using a puncher. Repeat this process until all the pages are done and then you can proceed with the binding.
That’s it! The most important thing is to make this project truly your own, so have fun with it.