Today we continued our Easter Crafts and used our pressed flowers to make a beautiful flower Easter egg.
We pressed the Black Eyed Susan’s about two weeks ago. K had great fun collecting the best specimens from our vine for pressing. She chose pretty orange flowers and lovely green leaves.
Two weeks later, with great excitement, she opened her press.
Then K carefully stuck her precious pressed flowers onto the eggshell.
A few flowers…
And a few leaves. As K discovered, working with pressed flowers is very delicate work and requires gentle, careful, firmness.
We left our pretty flower egg in the sun to allow the glue to dry and then marveled at the pretty Easter creation we had created.
This is so pretty and such a beautiful idea :)
these are beautiful, thanks for such a lovely idea!
This may be my all time favorite Easter project!
They are so pretty! We have nary a flower to be seen here, just dead grass, dead leaves, and a few strong green shoots coming up here and there. But I have been thinking of forcing forsythia…Beth
such a wealth of wonderful ideas, thanks so very much for sharing xxx
so pretty!! just posted this at believing nature: http://believingnature.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/decorate-an-easter-egg-with-pressed-flowers/
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I just came across your blog. I LOVE it! I’m a new follower. I will be featuring this project in my Easter Egg Inspirations post later today.
I’d love to have you stop by and follow me too!
oh how I wish I had some flowers available right now to press and dry… these are stunning.
I’m featuring this (along with your WAX EGGS) on my 2 dozen ideas and techniques to dye Easter Eggs today!
Jamie @ hands on : as we grow
thanks so much for letting us see!:-)