Let me say right up front that decorating curtains with pressed flowers is an unusual project and I wasn’t sure I was even going to like it, but I actually love it. I have been doing a series on pressing flowers and the things you can do with the pressed flowers. If you are interested, click here for the original post on how to press flowers.
Typically it is quite hard to press flowers with a lot of petals. Even though I knew that, I wanted to try pressing the stocks I grew this summer because they were so pretty and had such an old world feel to them. Look how beautiful they are and look at all those petals!
Now do you see why I would want to preserve them? Well, even though I thought they may not press well, they actually pressed better than I could ever imagine. They retained most of their color and their form and they look so good – for some reason they give me an embroidered or tapestry type of feel.
The materials you will require for this project are:
- Chiffon curtain to fit your window;
- Pressed flowers of your choice;
- Hot glue gun.
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Step 1: Lay out a design
I love symmetry so I designed two curtains where the flowers would be the tallest on the outside and then taper down to the shortest in the middle. I spaced them evenly prior to gluing so that I knew it would work out.
Step 2: Attaching the pressed flowers
I learned very quickly that while the stocks pressed well, they are fragile. It was necessary to only place hot glue on the stems of the stocks, not the blossoms because that would cause the blossoms to detach from the stems. For whatever reason, when placing the glue on the stems, did not cause the blossoms to detach. Crazy but true.
Place three lines of hot glue on the stems – bottom, middle and top.
Below you can see the hot glue on the stem near the top.
Let dry thoroughly.
Step 3: Hang and enjoy!
The perfect spot for these curtains is in my vintage greenhouse right above late my mother-in-law’s settee.
I love how they turned out and that they don’t look strange or “crafty”. They actually look really pretty and old world.
Here is a closer look.
But are they durable?
I do not believe that this type of curtain would be good in a high traffic area or near small children, but they definitely can handle wind. My greenhouse is very drafty and a day after I put them up we had two days of steady, strong wind and not a petal fell off. Believe me when I tell you they were blowing in the wind that was howling through my greenhouse.
So what do you think? Is it two thumbs up or two thumbs down?
I am definitely giving it two thumbs up on this project because they look absolutely perfect in my sweet little vintage greenhouse!
How about some more pressed flower projects:
I am in the process of writing the post for this three-tier dessert platter. When it is done there will be a link to it right here.
As always, thank you so very much for sticking around to the end. I truly appreciate your support so very much.
If you have any projects you would like me to try, please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
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