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YOU CAN HAVE CLEAR GLASS FRAMES CUS­TOM­IZED AT FRAM­ING SHOPS. IT IS BEST TO PO­SI­TION THE PLANTS YOUR­SELF BE­FORE THEY SEAL IT.

• Bigger leaves, flow­ers, and plants can take two to three weeks to dry prop­erly.

• You may use a mi­crowave to dry small blooms for quick press­ing.

• Roses are no­to­ri­ously dif­fi­cult to press, so look for flow­ers with flat petals. Some ex­am­ples of flow­ers that press well are tulips, cos­mos, Calla Lilies, Al­strome­ria, Freesias, Lisianthus.

• Leaves that press well in­clude those from As­para­gus Fern, Sword Fern, Leather Leaf Ferns, Dusty Miller, Pep­per Tree leaves, Maid­en­hair Fern, Lily Grass, Mon­stera De­li­ciosa leaves and cer­tain Philo­den­drons.

• Herbs and young veg­etable leaves press well, too, and look great as part of kitchen dé­cor.

• Pressed flow­ers and leaves fade with time, so dis­play them out of di­rect sun­light to pro­long their life.

• Glass is the most ob­vi­ous choice for frames, but Per­spex is equally ef­fec­tive.

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