Pressing and preserving flowers appeals to people for a variety of reasons. For some, a simple stem showcased between glass is a beautiful, minimalist work of art. For others, the appeal is to preserve memories of a celebration; maybe a wedding, or anniversary. Saving a sampling of a bouquet, drying the petals and leaves and then presenting them creatively is a wonderful way to honor special occasions. It's always such a shame that fresh flowers don't last longer, or that our favorite blooms don’t last all year. Turning these special stems into art makes them last for years and is pretty easy to do.