Enjoy Your Spring Blossoms Forever: Flower Pounding
I have to admit I had a blast doing this one! And as an extra bonus you get to take out a lot of frustrations!
In this case, you pound the flowers onto a piece of fabric, leaving the color and imprint of the flower behind.
I used drop cloth as my fabric but I also tested some muslin. I tested several different flowers, leaves and grasses and you can find all the results over on the blog.
2) Place your flower or leaf upside down onto the fabric and holding it in place, gently place a paper towel that has been folded into fourths on top of the flower.
3) With the hammer, pound all over the paper towel making sure you are getting all of the flower/leaf. You can gently peel back the paper towel and peek to see if you have gotten all the color onto your fabric.
This is a great craft for kids- I have done it with preschoolers to teach about plants, so even young children can do this!
I hope you have fun pounding and preserving your Spring blooms!
Jacalyn on May 17, 2015Very cool idea and it looks so easy!
Dolores Dee Hughes on Mar 26, 2021
Thank you for sharing. I would love to see the "I tested several different flowers, leaves and grasses and you can find all the results over on the blog." but tired of downloading things to my computer. So I guess I will be trying all sort of things for myself. But Thank you for the idea!