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Plant, Pick, Pound! Pound What??

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You will need a hammer, a board (to slide under cloth) clear wrap, fresh picked flowers and imagination! These were what I had available but many, many flowers will work, even just leaves. I posted the fun directions, wonderful craft to do with children.
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  • how to pound flowers, crafts, flowers, how to
  • how to pound flowers, crafts, flowers, how to
  • how to pound flowers, crafts, flowers, how to
  • how to pound flowers, crafts, flowers, how to
  • how to pound flowers, crafts, flowers, how to
  • how to pound flowers, crafts, flowers, how to

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  • Eloise
    Eloise Vienna, VA

    This is SO cool! Wish there was a similar technique using flower blossoms for wood furniture. I'd love to get this effect on my dresser top. If anyone out there in Hometalk Land has an idea, please share.

  • Debby
    Debby Bonita Springs, FL

    I love this post, thank you

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      Thanks Debby, hope you try it.

  • Lisa
    Lisa Phoenix, AZ

    This is such a pretty idea, I am going to try this for sure.

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      Thank you Lisa...you can "pound" on most anything. Hometalk viewer ask about doing this on canvas. Guess I will give it a try. Have fun, you can't make mistakes with one of God's creations!

  • Thalia Kottke
    Thalia Kottke Spokane, WA

    Interesting technique, very pretty.

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      Thank you, hope you give it a try, Jan

  • LaRhesa
    LaRhesa Hackett, AR

    I have wanted some of those beautiful botanical prints you see on shows like fixer upper but could not bring myself to spend that much money on them. This seems like the perfect solution. We have wild ferns growing all around our property, I'm

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      You are more then welcome! They have lots of "art" thicker paper you could try...also if you decide on material, when dry, spray glue on size of frame backing (cardboard) and carefully "stretch/shape" your work over, let dry a little and place in

  • LaRhesa
    LaRhesa Hackett, AR

    I was wondering about paper, I do have some of the "art paper" I bought for my water colors. Thanks again!

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      Hello..that would most likely work, give it a try...small piece of saran, one flower, leaf or fern...pound away! If your paper is absorbante my flower pounding should work.

  • MB
    MB Mesa, AZ

    I'm looking forward to trying this with my granddaughter. She is 5 and loves doing crafts.

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      I just know you will both enjoy this fun togetherness! With Christmas right around the corner, try pounding evergreen ends and add red berries with fabric paint and write the names of family members; use instead of place cards.

  • MB
    MB Mesa, AZ

    Thank you for the great tip. We will definitely try this.

  • Mary Clark
    Mary Clark Santa Ana, CA

    Oh my gosh...... I love this "hometalk". I am learning so many things I can do at such a low cost. Thank you so much for your post.....all of them.

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      Thanks Mary...Hometalk has certainly started folks thinking "outside the box" and wanting to create and share! Fall & Winter holidays are fast approaching, so please try pounding colorful leaves, small berries, green pine needles and so on. Pound on

  • Peggy
    Peggy Skowhegan, ME

    Sounds like so much fun. I cannot wait to try. Thank you.

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      Hi Peggy...you may also try greenery and with "liquid embroidery"...after rinsed and dried....you can add red berries (like holly) you can add names & dates for special occasions..just have fun creating ! Jan

  • Shawna Bailey
    Shawna Bailey West Orange, NJ

    Beautiful! I never thought to use flowers this way

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      Hope you give it a try......also ferns work great!

  • Katerina Stepovikov

    Thank you dear Jan. Will be doing this !!

  • Myrtle.moore

    Does the color turn brown as it ages? Even if it does, it might look like a sepia color.

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      So far never has happened..but yes, if it did sepia would be lovely.

  • Condonellen95

    This is a form of printing that comes from Japan not sure what its called but it looks really brilliant on calico material.

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      So sorry, I'm not certain of your comment...rather doubt this would work on calico??

  • Grandmasheila
    Grandmasheila Redding, CA

    Would not using a rolling pin help further the process after hammering ?

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      I believe the rolling pin would "pick up" the clear wrap as you roll over your design. You have more control of the "bleeding" of the flowers as well. I have always used the hammer technique, however one never knows until one tries!

  • Lakeyaya

    I am a Master Gardener & we made this in Lancaster on a bus trip love it
    bought a frame for mine

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      Glad you tried this..would enjoy seeing your finished project! Do you plan on posting it?

  • Gloria Webber

    oh my gosh! so beautiful - I am a gardener & have many new flowers "wandering" into my yard! I would luv to do this on a blouse or T-shirt and brag that I "grew" the Artwork! this is the most fascinating project I have seen online! Thank You!

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      So glad you like this idea, I thank you for your kind words; and I do hope you make something and try to post it! Please read some of my answers on suggestions you might want to try...like a fabric sealer.

  • Lakeyaya

    Great idea give me a couple days sister having surgery Thursday & snow storm
    On the way
    ? How do I send it text or email

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      Right click on instruction sheet, up pops list of things you could do...click on save as. Now you have it in your files and you can email to your sister by sending her an email with attachment (go to saved file, click and it will send with your

  • Lakeyaya

    Not sure how to show it

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      So sorry...I don't understand what you mean...."not sure how to show it"?? Please explain, will be glad to help you, Jan

  • Lakeyaya

    how to show my flowering pounding that I did?

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      click on reply and you will see a picture of a camera lower left.....When you have taken a photo of your craft,click the little camera and then click on your photo.. Now everyone can see your craft!

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