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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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  • Lynn McKeown
    Lynn McKeown Media, PA

    it's wonderful, Jan! I think the grandchildren would like to do this on one of their visits here, with Nana!

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      @Lynn McKeown it really is lots of fun.With fall instead of flowers we have "pounded" pine,evergreen & leaves before they dry out, and then took fabric paint pens and colored in berries and added stems & branches.

  • Debra Handy
    Debra Handy Cloverdale, CA

    Trying tomorrow! So simple and so pretty!

  • Kerria Quinn
    Kerria Quinn Grand Canyon, AZ

    I don't usually comment, but this is beautiful

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      @Kerria Quinn Thank you Kerria! I hope you find time to try it; it is very relaxing and one can't make any errors when it comes to flowers!

  • Cindy Broadbent
    Cindy Broadbent Springfield, TN

    I've seen this done on paper for artwork, but not fabric. What a great idea... love, love, love it!

  • Kate
    Kate Buffalo, NY

    Love the idea, can't wait to pick some colorful blossoms and try it.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      Thanks and I hope you do try it!

  • Anna Ibarra
    Anna Ibarra San Antonio, TX

    Oh I just love this idea. It almost looks like a painting, and since I really can't paint, this may be my way to do it. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      @Anna Ibarra I do hope you try this, for you can't make a mistake, and you will find you can paint with flowers! Would enjoy seeing your creation!

  • Susan Dye
    Susan Dye Staunton, VA

    Ah ha! The perfect solution for all of my white cotton/linen napkins that are permanently stained from use. I knew someone on Hometalk would come up with an idea I could use. Thank you very much!

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN

      you are welcome...don't forget to post your creations!

  • 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.

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