Today I get to show you how to press flowers. Pressed flowers is a technique that has been around for a very long time. It is a technique that all ages can enjoy and everyone can craft with the flattened dehydrated flowers. You do not need any fancy equipment to get a beautiful result. You can play around making use of various kinds of flowers or even leaves. Some of the flowers stay the same bright colours that they were when fresh, others discolor completely. Creating pressed flowers is a nice activity that you can involve the kids in. Let them each press some of their own flowers and see how they turn out. What you need for pressing flowers Flowers – you can use one from your own garden or ones that you purchase, even leaves if you want A book Paper Towel sheets A pile of heavy books…

I am all about patterned tiles at the moment, but did you realise that tile patterns is something totally different? Patterned tiles are actual tiles with prints or patterns on, like the caustic cement Moroccan tiles that I used in my bathroom renovation. Tiling patterns however is using mostly plain colored tiles, or some without a definitive print pattern and tiling them in such a way that they actually make a pattern. It can however also be defined by the actual shape of the tile itself. These tile patterns can be accentuated by making use of a contrasting color grout. e.g. using a dove grey grout with white tiles or a white grout finish with darker tiles. [Tweet “Introduction to tile patterns that are #swoonworthy”] 5 tile patterns that I love 1. Herringbone tile patterns I was thinking how best to explain this pattern, but had to rely…