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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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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jul 30, 2015

    Hi Jan! I fixed up your post for you! Looks like you posted your pics in the comments section originally- no worries! It's all good now, just be sure to press the blue photo button next time to add your pics in. :) This is SUCH a cool project btw!!

  • Jan B.
    Jan B. Crossville, TN
    on Jul 30, 2015

    OOPS! Had trouble this go round..Hannah to the rescue!I also thought I had captions for each photo. First is what you need. Second is flower down with clear plastic over so you can see where you have pounded and how much more to pound.Third & fourth peeling off the clear wrap, don't worry if some of the flowers stick (read instructions).Fifth you can add as you go....and then the instruction sheet. Hope you try this, Jan

  • Z
    Z
    on Jul 30, 2015

    Beautiful Jan!

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Jul 31, 2015

      @Z love to see a photo of finished item. T-shirt for Mom makes everyone happy!

  • Linda J
    Linda J
    on Aug 1, 2015

    Darling...can't wait to try it!

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 1, 2015

      @Linda J I hope you do try this..try to locate some Pansies..they "pound" with flying colors, beautiful.

  • Katrina Warren
    Katrina Warren Levelland, TX
    on Aug 1, 2015

    @Jan B. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 1, 2015

      @Katrina Warren Thanks..hope you give it a try!

  • Cyndi Dimanno-Valentine
    Cyndi Dimanno-Valentine Maryville, TN
    on Aug 1, 2015

    Too cute would be great on linen napkins

  • Jane Medders
    Jane Medders Lake Alfred, FL
    on Aug 1, 2015

    so very pretty thanks so much for sharing.

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 1, 2015

      @Jane Medders Thanks for looking...hope you try this.

  • Nancy Collier
    Nancy Collier Phoenix, AZ
    on Aug 1, 2015

    Wonder if a rolling pin would work easier?

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 1, 2015

      @Nancy Collier Rolling pin would be more "mashing" then pounding...but it's worth a try!

  • Wallie Sikorski
    Wallie Sikorski Mosinee, WI
    on Aug 1, 2015

    I have done this. This is cool

  • Terralee G
    Terralee G Citrus Heights, CA
    on Aug 1, 2015

    I did this in 1997 in my backyard using the petals from my mom's dahlias. I had never seen it before and just though it would be fun to try.

  • Patricia
    Patricia Lebanon, OH
    on Aug 1, 2015

    Yours turned out so beautifully! I will definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 1, 2015

      @Patricia Thank you...yours will also turn out beautiful. You don't have to pound hard, the clear wrap makes it easy to see how the flower colors bleed onto the material...try some gentle taps too! ENJOY...Jan

  • Ali
    Ali Wayland, NY
    on Aug 1, 2015

    In Girl Scouts we did this with a rolling pin

  • Tammy H
    Tammy H Corona, CA
    on Aug 1, 2015

    Beautiful!

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 1, 2015

      @Tammy H Thanks Tammy..do hope you try it.

  • Vicki
    Vicki Smyrna, GA
    on Aug 1, 2015

    cool. ty for sharing

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 1, 2015

      @Vicki you're welcome! The flower in your photo looks similar to the one I used.

  • Trisha Knopp Scott
    Trisha Knopp Scott Louisa, KY
    on Aug 1, 2015

    I have never seen this done before. I LOVE it and will be trying it soon!!!!

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 1, 2015

      @Trisha Knopp Scott That's the fun of Hometalk! Everyone shares a goodie! Hope to see your creation someday, Jan

  • Debbie E
    Debbie E New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Aug 1, 2015

    Does it wash out?

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 2, 2015

      @Debbie E not once you cure it...bottom of instruction sheet. (no bleach, wash delicate)

  • Kat
    Kat Carol Stream, IL
    on Aug 1, 2015

    I LOVE this idea. It's next on my project list.

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 2, 2015

      @Kat great! let us all know how it came out.

  • Judyahj
    Judyahj Lubbock, TX
    on Aug 1, 2015

    will this work for white flowers (daisies) on a darker fabric?

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 2, 2015

      @Judyahj perhaps on black Tshirt..never tried white flowers,have used yellow, purple, pink...give it a try and lt us all know how it went.

  • Redtazbaby
    Redtazbaby Canada
    on Aug 2, 2015

    love this

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 2, 2015

      @Redtazbaby thanks hope you give it a try.

  • Marie guzon
    Marie guzon Philippines
    on Aug 3, 2015

    is this an original idea? love it :)

    • Jan B.
      Jan B. Crossville, TN
      on Aug 3, 2015

      @Marie guzon Like most "craft" ideas, when you think of doing it, someone else in the world has your same idea thoughts and perhaps does it a bit differently. I have been into crafts for many years and have seen some of my original ideas created by someone else and them taking credit for it being their original idea. I feel "crafts" are meant for sharing. It is much nicer to hear "I saw this and decide to copy it adding my creative touch to it...just don't label it.. " my orginial idea".

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