Creating your very own art from fresh flowers is super easy; it’s been

around since the first Cherokee women pounded flowers to decorate their


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Experiment with different flowers from your garden to create pretty fabric panels.

fresh flowers
thick masking tape
pieces of cotton or linen fabric
wooden board

  1. Trim the stems of flowers very short. Place your fabric right side up onto a wooden board. Working with one flower at a time, arrange flower face down on the fabric where you want it to print.
  2. Use masking tape to cover the entire back of the flower to adhere the flower to the fabric. Use a hammer to pound all over the tape-covered flower. Remove tape and remains of flower. Repeat with other flowers to create your artwork. (leaves can also be used)
  3. Fabric art can be framed, simply taped to a wall, or used to cover a blank journal as a gift for someone special this Easter.


Photography by China Squirrel

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