Spring is almost here and pretty soon there will be countless flowers awakening from the cold winter slumber. When that happens you can pick some blooms and turn them into easy gift ideas, like a framed quote or a paper-wrapped vase? The resulting paper from this craft almost resembles high end (and expensive) handmade pressed flower paper.
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- Watercolor paper (or thick paper)
- Painter’s tape
- Fresh picked flowers
- Scrap board
- Scotch tape
- Small brush
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 wild money plant that grows in our woods.)
Lay a second sheet of paper on top of the flowers.
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 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 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 ideas. Mother’s Day is coming up, I’m sure your Mom would appreciate one or both of these gifts. And they only cost a pound! (Get it? Like a British £? I know I have a corny sense of humor. I can blame my Dad, it runs on his side of the family.) I also think I’ve been hammering nails 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.