Lexi Erikson has had a long time love for flowers and says she knows the sentimental value they carry for others. Oftentimes they get tossed after drying out and turning brown, but Erikson’s flower loving heart had enough and in 2021, she created Trykket Flowers.

The Sioux Falls based company allows its customers to preserve flowers and the memories they hold by creating pressed flower artwork. 

It was not long before Erikson saw the impact her flower preservation company had on others.

“I heard, ‘I wish I knew you when I got married,’” said Lexi. “When I started pressing flowers, I quickly knew I wanted to make flower preservation available to others, and so hearing this comment over and over affirmed the desire to share what I do.”

Erikson tells us more about Trykket Flowers, her creative process and more.

“A benefit to pressed flower preservation is that it is eco-friendly. My tools are all reusable, and then the final project is ultimately biodegradable. I want to respect the environment that these beautiful flowers come from by not using harmful chemicals in my process.”

Lexi Erikson

The name Trykket came from…

the word ‘pressed’ in Norwegian. My great-grandma was born in Norway and was brought to the United States as a newborn baby. I had the privilege of knowing her until she passed at 99 years old. Family is very important to me, and this name felt like a great way to honor my roots.

My love of flowers stemmed from…

my childhood. I have loved flowers for as long as I can remember, they are so magical. When I was 4, I started taking dance classes, and the joy from performing in spring recitals and then receiving flowers might have stuck with me.

People have used my services for

weddings, memorials, and special events including the birth of a child, recitals, family gatherings. While most often people are having me preserve flowers for themselves, it’s really heartwarming when someone wants me to do work as a gift for someone else.

Find Tryyket at Events

The Sioux Empire Wedding Showcase
Sioux Falls, SD
November 22, 2022 // 12-3 p.m.
February 19, 2023 // 12-3 p.m.

My Keloland Living Segment 
Sioux Falls, SD
December 26, 2022 // 2 p.m.
The Lot Art Show at DaDa Gastropub
Sioux Falls, SD
January 6, 2023 // 6-8 p.m.
The Blue Haven Bridal Show 
Sioux Falls, SD 
January 15, 2023 // 12-3 p.m.

A moment with Trykket that really stood out to me

was being told, I remember when my mom/grandma used to do this. It was really special knowing that my work can both preserve new memories as well as bring back cherished ones.

The process of Trykket is

I disassemble a bouquet of fresh flowers, sort, and load them into my presses between paper and cardboard. The flowers dry over the course of three to six weeks and are then unloaded from my presses. Next, I work on creating an arrangement for the desired size. If it’s a project I’m doing for someone else, I send them an image of my draft arrangement for approval, and then I glue the arrangement together, scan it for my archives, and lastly, frame it.

For a piece, it typically takes me (how long) to create it

the whole process takes several months from start to finish. 

Keep up with Lexi

Instagram // @trykketflowers

Facebook // /trykketflowers

My favorite part about working with weddings is

the sentimental value. I am used to caring for bouquets that were carried on one of the most important days in a person’s life. It may hold some tears or spilled champagne, and it definitely holds a lot of love.

When I need inspiration, you can find me

taking a break with a cup of green tea. This helps me reset and return to a project with new eyes.

When I’m not working, I love to take time

crocheting, spending time with my husband and family and playing board games. Sagrada is one of my favorites.

My favorite thing to do at home is

decorate. My husband and I bought a house a couple of years ago, and I love turning it into a home. Little by little, each room has developed its own quirky character. My favorite decoration is a set of three hot air balloon silhouettes that I have hanging in my living room.

For more information, visit trykketflowers.com+