How to Make Pressed Flower Bookmarks

Learn how to make beautiful pressed flower bookmarks with just a few simple supplies and a little bit of time! These floral bookmarks are a great nature craft for both kids and adults!

set of three transparent bookmarks with pressed flowers held up in front of a window

We love nature crafts with pressed flowers around here and this diy flower bookmark is an easy and functional craft that looks beautiful!

My kids and I had a lot of fun picking out the dried flowers we wanted to use for our bookmarks and it was fun watching them making their little floral arrangements.  All in all it took less than 30 minutes to make our bookmarks making this a great craft for birthday parties or summer get togethers with friends!

DIY pressed flower bookmark on the counter with a ribbon

If you want to press your own flowers here is a great tutorial to teach you many different ways you can press flowers.  This is a fun way to get outside and choose the type of flowers for your bookmarks and future crafts, but it does take some planning ahead!   We usually press our flowers by putting them in between the pages of a heavy book lined with paper towels and then letting them dry over the course of a few days.  

If you are not wanting to wait a few days to press your own fresh flowers, you can also buy dried flowers from local craft stores or online.  For this project we used these dried flowers from Amazon and they worked wonderfully!  

These bookmarks make a great homemade gift for Mother’s Day, teachers, friends or any book lovers in your life!  Wrap them up with your favorite book and you have a lovely present with a homemade touch ๐Ÿ™‚ So let’s get started!

flower bookmark in a book

This post contains affiliate links, which means I will make a small commission at no extra cost to you. See my full disclosure here.

Supplies

two flower bookmarks next to a book and a hole punch on the counter

How to Make Pressed Flower Bookmarks

Cut out a piece of contact paper in the shape you would like your bookmark. The bookmark dimensions we used were not exact, but roughly 2 inches wide by 6 inches long. 

clear contact paper shaped like a bookmark next to pressed flowers

Take off the backing and add your pressed flowers to the sticky side of the contact paper.  If desired you can also add some gold foil along with your flowers for a little extra sparkle ๐Ÿ™‚

Have fun making different arrangements on your bookmarks! My kids had a hard time keeping some of the flowers on the paper, so don’t worry if the flower is a little too big and falls off the side – it will just be trimmed up when your second piece of contact paper is added. 

child adding pressed flowers to a diy bookmark

Cut out another piece of contact paper slightly bigger than the previous one.  Remove the backing and stick it on top of the contact paper with the flowers.  

one piece of contact paper shaped like a bookmark laying next to a piece of contact paper with pressed flowers

Trim your excess contact paper so they are the same size. 

If desired, you can use a hole punch to create a hole on the top of your bookmark to tie on a ribbon.  

Your pretty bookmarks are ready to use!

three finished pressed flower bookmarks on the counter next to a hole punch

Tips for Making Flower Bookmarks

You can use many types of flowers, just make sure they are completely dry and flat.  They need to be flat to allow the contact paper to stick together well. 

Smaller flowers work best for this project.  You could also use pressed leaves or herbs in your arrangements!

The transparent bookmarks looked so pretty in the window, my kids had them hanging up as suncatchers as soon as we made them ๐Ÿ™‚ 

These beautiful flower bookmarks are a great way to get outside with your kids, enjoy the beauty of nature and create something beautiful together!  I hope you love this simple DIY project and the process of making your own bookmark with pressed flowers! 

Pressed Flower Bookmarks

Pressed Flower Bookmarks

Make your own homemade bookmark with pressed flowers - A fun and easy nature craft for kids and adults!

Materials

  • Pressed Flowers
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Ribbon
  • Gold Leaf Flakes โ€“ Optional

Instructions

  1. Cut out a piece of contact paper in the shape you would like your bookmark. The bookmark dimensions we used were roughly 2 inches wide by 6 inches long. 
  2. Add your pressed flowers to the sticky side of the contact paper.  If desired you can also add some gold foil along with your flowers in this step.
  3. Cut out another piece of contact paper slightly bigger than the previous one.  Remove the backing and stick it on top of the contact paper with the flowers pressing along all the edges.
  4. Trim your excess contact paper so they are the same size.
  5. If desired, you can use a hole punch to create a hole on the top of your bookmark and tie on a ribbon.
  6. Your pretty bookmarks are ready to use!

Notes

You can use many types of flowers, just make sure they are completely dry and flat. ย They need to be flat to allow the contact paper to stick together well.ย 

Smaller flowers work best for this project. ย You could also use pressed leaves or herbs in your arrangements!

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Pin it for Later! ๐Ÿ™‚

pinterest pin for pressed flower bookmarks

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *