I developed a love for mactac and pressed flowers when I was a girl. I have fond memories of being given a box of pressed flowers, some plain paper and mactac to create cards with. I think I still may even have a couple of those cards hidden away as keepsakes from my childhood.
I thought it might be fun to do something similar with my girls. This past summer we collected and pressed flowers from our garden and in the wild. We thought it would be so nice to have these flower faces smiling at us in the window! It was such a treat to pull them out now and admire them in the midst of (this never ending!) winter. We really enjoyed playing with these flowers and creating pressed flower mandala sun catchers!
They are simple to create.
Here is a quick how to...
To make you will need
mactac (also known as clear contact paper)
suction cup for hanging
Cut out two squares of mactac a little bigger than your frame.
Decide on your layout for your sun catcher.
Peel the backing off one of your mactac squares and secure (sticky side up) in your embroidery hoop.
Gently place your pattern of flowers onto the mactac .
When your design is complete, carefully remove it from the frame.
Peel the backing off your other square of mactac and press it on top of your design.
Place it back into the hoop.
Cut off the edges around the hoop.
Hang in your window to enjoy!!
Wishing you all...
Only 17 days until spring! The count down is on. Hopefully these flowers will tide us over until the fresh ones pop up their sweet faces!
In sunshine and flowers,