Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Teachers Gift: Pressed Flower Bookmark

Today we worked on making some gifts for the girls teacher.  Over the weekend we picked some flowers and greenery, put it between sheets of newspaper and pressed it in the phone book.  Today we got them out and they looked like this:

We used some card stock to make bookmarks and the girls wrote messages to their teachers on the back.  On the front they glued some of the flowers and leaves.

I put clear packing tape over the bookmarks to protect them.  We punched a hole in the bookmark and used some yarn and beads to make a dangle. And there you go beautiful bookmarks for the kids teachers.


  1. You can also use waxed paper, put the flowers on it, then separate the two plies of a kleenex, put 1 ply over the flowers, then "paint" it with a 1/2 glue, 1/2 water mix.

  2. Oooh, that's a good idea too and the girls love anything that involves "painting".