Make gorgeous DIY flower prints for your home using the flower pounding on fabric technique!
I’m always looking for fun new DIY projects to try! I can’t describe myself with one skill like knitter or seamstress – while I like both those things, I really love to try new crafting ideas. Today’s project uses a technique called flower pounding on fabric (or you can also use watercolor paper!)
- Start by preparing your workspace. You don't want to hammer directly on your countertop or table so use a cutting board or other surface.
- Place your flowers face down on onto either the watercolor paper or fabric.
- After you've arranged the flowers, place a paper towel on top and tape into place so they don't move.
- Use the hammer to gently pound the flowers. Move slowly and make sure you cover the whole surface!
- Pull up the tape and paper towel then gently scrape the flowers off the fabric or paper.
- OPTIONAL: You can also outline the designs to really make them pop!
- Frame your prints!
I tried this project with both watercolor paper and with fabric. I think the fabric worked a *little* bit better. I used flowers we had in the yard, but I would love to try this with more flowers in different colors!
This project would be a lot of fun to do with kids! Go on a nature walk through your neighborhood or even just your backyard and find different sizes/shapes of flowers and even leaves! Some things I tried didn’t turn out (I couldn’t find a single leaf that would leave a print!) but it was fun to try!
This could also be a beautiful basis for other embellishments. I outlined the flowers to really like them pop, and realized after that I could add other things to the project. Add glitter or rhinestones or other beautiful items for a cool mixed media project.