Thursday, April 24, 2014

Flower Print Sachets


With bright green shoots peeking out, but few flowers yet to be seen... we thought we would find something fun to do with these lovely pansies that were gifted to us. Then, with the added bonus that  Mother's Day is on its way, we decided we had some serious flower crafting to do!

I have always wanted to try doing flower prints on fabric and thought we'd give it a go. We were delighted by how beautifully and easily the flowers transferred! Not to mention... how fun is it to get to pound with a hammer. My littlest couldn't get enough of it! 

After admiring our flower kissed fabric we decided we needed to make something with it. Seeing as every mama loves flowers and these flowers never die, we thought why not fill them with more flowers!

So here is our flower printed ~ no sew ~ rose petal filled sachets.

Here is what you need to make them:

white cotton fabric (we just cut up an old pillow case)
hammer
fresh flowers for pounding
double-sided fusible interfacing or fabric glue
iron 
dried flowers (we used some roses we had dried)

To Begin 
Fold your fabric in half, measure out a square and cut it out.
Keep the fold, as that will be a seal for one side of your sachet.


Choose your layout for your flowers and then flip the flowers face side down.

 Fold your fabric over top of your flowers.
Take your hammer and on a solid surface pound the flowers.
Yep. I think she could have done this part of the craft again. and again. and again!


You will see your flowers begin to bleed through after a minute or so of pounding. 
I know. It seems barbaric. Poor little flowers. Just think though, this is a way they can have a much longer life!
By this point they should have transfered nicely.


Gently peel off the flowers and admire the results. 
Lovely!

I loved how the back of the sachet has the backs of the flowers transfered onto it. 


Hard to believe just a piece fabric, a few flowers and a hammer can create this!


Now to seal up part of your sachet for filling...
At this point you can either glue the sides (leaving open a hole for filling).

Or this process...
Cut out a square of interfacing the same size as your square, so that it tucks neatly inside.


Fold over your fabric over.


Carefully iron (an inch or so in) on two of the sides.
Be sure to leave one side open for pouring your flowers in.


Crush up your dried flowers.


Now you can fill your sachet with those sweet smelling flowers.


Iron the last side shut and there you have it. 
A lovely flower printed ~ flower filled sachet!


Ralph Waldo Emerson 



Have a lovely day!

Shanti

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE your crafts! thank you!

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  2. These are lovely! We did this on paper, but it looks like it turns out much better on fabric!

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  3. Does the color turn or fade?

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    1. I made this printed fabric about two weeks ago and so far the color is still vibrant and beautiful. No fading or turning. Seems it should stay that way. Hoping :)

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  4. What a fun idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  5. These are absolutely beautiful! I always love seeing what you've been up to -- such creativity! :)

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  6. Love this idea :) thanks for sharing

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  7. I'll be featuring this in a round-up on The Crafty Crow of gifts kids can make for Mother's Day!

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