Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wax Paper Pressed Flowers

To celebrate the arrival of summer (at least on the calendar, as Portland is still having very non-summer weather), Finn and I made some wax paper pressed flowers to hang on our holiday tree. We collected some flowers from our yard and pressed them in between the pages of a very heavy book for a couple of days. We then placed them in between 2 piece of wax paper with one towel underneath the bottom piece of wax paper and another thin (kitchen not bathroom) towel on top of the wax paper sandwich. Then we ironed with a medium-hot iron until the wax paper sealed around the flowers and then we cut them out. We punched a hole in the top of each one and strung ribbon through so that they could hang like ornaments. Simple, but fun. Pin It Now!


  1. Great activity- I am sure Finn had fun!

  2. Love this--I've only done this with leaves in the fall. I think this might be something we try to do soon.