Pressed Flower Bookmarks

by - March 20, 2022

These pressed flower bookmarks are easy to make and look absolutely beautiful! It's a fun project to do with your kids or on your own. There are only a few supplies needed to make the bookmarks, and I'm sure you already have everything you'll need.

My son is homeschooled, and one of the many science projects he has required him to make botanical bookmarks out of flowers/leaves he found outside. We had a lot of fun collecting flowers we gathered on our trip to the park. You can either press the flowers in a book for a week or use the microwave for a faster alternative. You can also buy pressed flowers online and skip all of these steps if you're making the bookmarks for yourself. 

If you love this craft, you’ll want to check out our Water Color Botanical Bookmarks!


  • Fresh flowers/leaves or pressed flowers
  • Heavy items like books
  • Paper towel
  • Printer paper
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Self-adhesive laminating sheets
  • Elmer's glue or glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Corner rounder punch (optional)
  • Gold Flakes (optional)


1.) Pick flowers or leaves that can be pressed flat for your project.

2.) Arrange your flowers between a regular sheet of paper and a paper towel. Make sure they are slightly separated.

3.) Place the leaves/flowers in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. I stacked 2 glasses of Tupperware on top while heating.

4.) Check to see if the leaves/flowers are dry. If not, microwave for another 20-30 seconds.

5.) The next step is to make the bookmarks. Cut a piece of cardstock about 2" x 6" in.

6.) Round the corners of the bookmarks.

7.) Arrange your flowers on the bookmarks. 

8.) Once you're happy with the design, attach the flowers and leaves to your bookmark before permanently covering them up. I used Elmer's glue. 

If you want to be extra like me, you can add gold flakes to the bookmarks.

9.) Carefully place a sheet of laminated paper on the bottom of the bookmark.

10.) Then, lay another sheet of laminating paper on top of the bookmark. (The type of laminating sheet I used didn't require a machine, but you can use one that does.)

11.) Cut the sides slightly larger than the kraft paper, and you are all done!.

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