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How to Make Toilet Roll Seedling Pots: 5 Easy Steps

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly way to start your garden this year, you might want to consider making toilet roll seedling pots! This simple and affordable technique not only helps reduce waste by repurposing materials you already have at home, but it’s also a great way to give your plants a head start before

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How To Make Fun Pressed Flower Stickers

Are you looking for a creative and nature-inspired way to add a botanical touch to your craft and personal projects? Pressed flower stickers are the perfect solution! Not only are they a delight to create, but they also add a unique, natural beauty to any project. Make Pressed Flower Stickers: Step by Step Instructions Pressed

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7 Beautiful Ways to Preserve Your Wedding Bouquet

Your wedding day is a significant milestone in your life, filled with cherished memories and emotions. One of the most beautiful and symbolic elements of this day is undoubtedly your wedding bouquet. The flowers you carefully selected to complement your attire and theme hold sentimental value that you’ll want to cherish for years to come.

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8 last minute gift wrapping ideas using household items
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8 last minute gift wrapping ideas using household items

Last minute gift wrapping. Some of us love it (me!), and others despise it. You can usually tell the difference by looking at how people wrap their gifts (no judgement here, though). Regardless of how you wrap your gifts, there’s nothing worse than realising you have less wrapping than you initially thought. We’ve all experienced

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Make these beautiful dried flower Christmas baubles
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Make these beautiful dried flower Christmas baubles

Adorning the home with festive decorations is a Christmas tradition that spans centuries. While it’s nice to decorate the home with traditional Christmas decorations, sometimes red, green, silver and gold tinsel and baubles can be a bit bland year after year. If you’re keen to spice things up and add a splash of colour to

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How to make a fun 12-day seed Christmas advent calendar
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How to make a fun 12-day seed Christmas advent calendar

Celebrate the most magical time of the year by making a seed Christmas advent calendar for you or your kids. It’s fun, easy and sustainable! DIY seed Christmas advent calendar Many wonderful facets make Christmas the most magical time of the year. From the spirit of giving to the amount of love and joy that’s

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How to make delicious nasturtium chips
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How to make delicious nasturtium chips

If you love kale chips, then you will love nasturtium chips. Learn how to make nasturtium chips and enjoy this light, crispy, delicious chip alternative packed full of flavour, beneficial minerals, and vitamins. How to make nasturtium chips All parts of the nasturtium are edible, making it one of our favourite flowering plants to grow

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Learn how to make focaccia bread art
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How to make beautiful focaccia bread art

Focaccia bread art is the latest culinary trend taking over kitchens. This creative process encourages home cooks to turn their homemade focaccia into works of art using a range of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. Learn how to make focaccia bread using the recipe below and discover the wonderful process of creating focaccia bread art

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How to preserve gerberas using a flower press
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How to preserve bright gerberas using a flower press

Gerberas are not only a garden favourite, loved for their bright colours and cheery blooms that sit high on upright stems, but they also preserve well when pressed in a flower press. If you have gerberas growing in your garden, eternalise your beautiful homegrown blooms by learning how to preserve them in a flower press.

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Learn How to Press Roses: 3 Easy Ways

​​​​Roses, with their captivating beauty and sweet fragrance, have captivated our hearts for centuries. These exquisite blooms hold a special place in our gardens and our affections, making them the perfect candidates for preservation. Pressing roses is an art as old as time itself, a way to capture their timeless charm and create lasting memories.

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How to make beautiful pressed flower cards
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How to make beautiful pressed flower cards

Making pressed flower cards is not only a wonderful way to give your fresh flowers a second life, but it’s also a special way to share the joy of your homegrown blooms with loved ones.  While it may take a few weeks to press your flowers, turning them into beautiful greeting cards is  easy and

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Easter Holiday Guide: 50 fun activities to keep you or your kids busy
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Easter Holiday Guide: 50 fun activities to keep you or your kids busy

Don’t wait for your kids to tell you they’re bored these Easter holidays. Keep them entertained with our Easter Holiday Activities Guide. We’ve compiled over 50+ activities that are suitable for all ages and abilities. From making Easter seed bombs and a bee hotel to playing Jumping Bunnies and Easter Tag, these fun activities will

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How to make a bee hotel for your garden
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How to make a bee hotel for your garden

Do you love hearing the hum of bees buzzing around your garden? Learn how to make a bee hotel to provide the bees that frequent your garden a safe place to live and raise their young. What is a bee hotel? A bee hotel is a structure you place in your garden with the idea

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The Best Flowers to Press with a Flower Press

Pressing flowers with a traditional flower press is more than a fun craft to pass the time. It can form a beautiful family tradition or preserve special memories or moments in time such as birthday, wedding or anniversary flowers, or flowers from grandma’s garden.   Although you can press almost any flower or foliage, some

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How to crystallise edible flowers
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How to crystallise edible flowers

Turn your culinary creations into works of art by garnishing cakes, biscuits and other desserts with crystallised edible flowers. Although they look incredibly delicate, crystallised edible flowers are very easy to make and require only a few ingredients and utensils. How to crystallise edible flowers Ingredients 1 large egg white ¼ teaspoon cold water Edible

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4 stunning flower activities for kids from Heart of Blooms
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4 stunning flower activities for kids from Heart of Blooms

If you need ideas to keep your kids’ little hands and minds busy, try these four stunning flower activities for kids created by Andrea, Primrose and Daisy from Heart of Blooms (@heartofblooms_) on Instagram. From smashed flower totes to flower lollipops, these four activities can be done on both wet weather and clear days. So,

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How to air dry flowers at home
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How to Air Dry Flowers at Home

Air dry flowers are making a comeback as one of the biggest floral trends of the season. This trend is being welcomed into homes in a chic and sophisticated way. The days of those drab brown dried flowers of the past are gone, as today’s dried flowers come in a plethora of vibrant colours that

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Flower Press Cardboard Refills

Here at Sow ‘n Sow, we’re dedicated to taking care of our environment, and one way we do that is by making our flower presses from durable sustainable materials to ensure they last a lifetime. But after a few years of use the cardboard inserts can get a bit tired looking, loose their flat dense

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How to make seed bombs
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How to make seed bombs

Need an activity to keep your kids busy while on school holidays? Learn how to make seed bombs. It’s a fun, planet friendly activity both kids and adults can enjoy, and best of all, it doesn’t require much adult supervision as the recipe is simple and easy to follow. What is a seed bomb? Seed

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Start a family tradition with a flower press

Family traditions are one of the many things that shape our individual identities while keeping us connected to our families. Some families have traditions that date back many generations while other’s are just starting their first. It’s important to keep old traditions going, but if you’re looking to start a new one, why not start

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15 pressed flower crafts and activities for kids
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15 Pressed Flower Crafts and Activities For Kids

Pressing flowers is a craft that has been around since the Victorian era when it was used for preserving plant specimens. Today, pressing flowers is mostly used to preserve flowers which have a special meaning such as blooms from a wedding bouquet, flowers from Grandma’s garden or flowers given to you from someone special. They’re

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Learn how to make a pressed edible flower cake

If you own a flower press, you may use it for creating all kinds of beautiful items from adorning homemade cards to decorating your home, but have you ever thought to add your pressed creations to a cake? Learn how to make a pressed edible flower cake so you can spoil a loved one with

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Our Giant Flower Press in action with Heart of Blooms
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Our Giant Flower Press in action with Heart of Blooms

The lovely Andrea Lind from @heartofblooms_ on instagram has been documenting her Flower Pressing journey using our Giant Flower Press. We can hardly believe how beautiful these photos are, or how she achieved such fantastic colour retention in her pressed flowers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think these are just perfect, and really appreciate Andrea sharing her journey with us.

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Giant Flower Presses
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Giant Flower Presses

Introducing the newest edition to the Flower Press family! At 30cm tall and 20cm wide, this Giant Australian made Flower Press is TWICE the size of our standard large Flower Press and three times bigger than our mini Flower Press. This is the perfect press for serious crafters and ecologists or for preserving special floral

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How to Make a Pressed Flower Frame
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How to Make a Pressed Flower Frame

If you’re wondering what to do with all of your gorgeous, delicate pressed Flowers, here’s an idea. Arrange them in a picture frame so you can admire them every day.  We made a little video to show you how easy it is. To create this you will need pressed flowers! Check out our ‘How to

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Very cool terrariums…

These terrariums are ‘oh so cool’, I feel like taking a soldering workshop! Made by ‘Score + Solder’ on Pender Island, Canada, they are available to purchase online with worldwide shipping. I attempted terrarium making for a while and I have a few around my house which aren’t really looking very cool. Though I haven’t mastered

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The making of Sow ‘n Sow’s Pallet Gardens

As promised, here are more photos of the creation of the ‘pallet gardens’, designed by Sow ‘n Sow for South Bank’s signature food and sustainability event, Regional Flavours. While building and planting in the glorious Brisbane sunshine continued, stencilling commenced and the first of the completed stacks were fork lifted into South Bank Parklands. All

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Living Display Stands

I’ve been thinking a lot about innovative ways to display the ‘Gifts of Seeds’ in shops and florists etc. Today I gave a few of my ideas a go and am pretty happy with the results. It’s all about living display stands – what better way to portray the product than beside the seedlings themselves. I’ve

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