Spring is here and there are countless flowers awakening from the cold winter slumber. When it happens you can pick some blooms and turn them into easy gift ideas. Today I’ll show you how to make easy pounded flower art.
Easy Pounded Flower Gift Ideas
The results can be used for a framed quote, a paper-wrapped vase, notecards, and much more! I’d go so far to say, the results are close to high end (and expensive) handmade pressed flower paper.
Ready to make some beautiful pounded flower paper? I am (because I could also use an activity to get a little frustration out 😉.)
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First, you’ll want to collect some flowers. Smaller colorful flowers work best. But, you can collect larger ones and experiment.
Lay one sheet of paper on top of the block of wood. Arrange your flowers on top of the paper and tape down any strands that don’t cooperate. (The flowers I picked are from a money plant that grows in our woods.)
Lay a second sheet of paper on top of the flowers.
Pound the hammer around the paper until you have squished all of the flowers beneath. (This doubles as a stress relief exercise, trust me!)
Peel apart the papers and you’ll have a pulpy mess.
Remove the flowers and wipe off the excess bits and pieces with a clean chip brush.
Look at that! You got two prints that are a mirror image.
Print out a quote or type a message on coordinating paper and tear around it. Tape it onto flower paper.
Put your verse artwork into a frame for a sweet gift to your sister, your mother, or a friend.
Take the other sheet and wrap it around a can, mason jar, or vase.
Wrap some twine around the paper to hold it in place. Add water to the vase and pop some fresh flowers in it.
Quick and easy gift idea, right?! Give a vase to brighten someone’s day. The best part of this gift is it only cost a pound! (Get it? Like a British £? I know, I have a corny sense of humor. You can blame it on my Dad, it runs on his side of the family.)
Maybe I’ve also been hammering a little too much lately. Leave me a comment if you have any corny jokes to share!
Do you have any creative ideas for using this pretty flower paper? I set some up for the kids and they had a blast pounding flowers.