Regular readers know that I have a new favorite place to look for bargains...our downstairs trash area! Our building has trash chutes on every floor and they feed into a separate room, but for boxes and other things that people can't put in the chute, there is an area (indoor) near the loading dock, for people to put things they don't want. I've found several cool items so far.
And here's another. I love that some people just sit items at the side so they don't get lost to the trash forever. Case in point, this was leaning up against the dumpster in the building's loading bay. I knew immediately what it was and snatched it up.*
*(cue 2nd Man eye roll)
A flower press!
And from the looks of it, probably homemade. It still had some cardboard in it and even paper towels between sheets of paper and thinner cardboard. I was hoping there might be some flowers still inside but alas, they were all gone.
|Homemade flower press|
One thing about it, the bolts that screw down to tighten it (and create the "press" effect) stop before it's squashed down very far. I'm guessing that maybe there are a few missing pieces of thicker cardboard? Or maybe the thickness of flowers adds to that as well?
We have so many wildflowers around the farm pretty much all times of the year, and a bunch more are planted or about to be planted, I'd really love to get into that. And I'd love to decorate the top to make it more of "our own".
Anyone ever used a flower press?