Handmade Flower Holiday Cards

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Is there anything more beautiful than that which occurs in nature? I truly think not. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to incorporate nature into my life, whether decorating my home, adorning my body, and everything in between. I recently came across a way to make prints from fresh flower petals (similar to these hammered leaf prints), and I love the idea of incorporating them into a homemade holiday card this season, as well as creating a card by attaching fresh flowers themselves!

For the hammered petal card idea, you can experiment with all different types of flowers. Of the ones shown below, I found that the fuschia color produced the best results.

Bright flowers

To make the prints, first lay the petals face-down on your material of choice — I used fabric, but paper and card stock work well, too.

Hammered flower card DIYCover with another piece of fabric, then place on top of a hard surface — I found it worked well if my fabric was on top of a thick piece of cardboard, which was on top of a brick surface. Hammer on top of the area where your petals are. Do this multiple times to make sure you hit all spots. When you’re done, lift up the fabric and peel off each petal. You should be left with something like this:

Hammered flower card DIYSometimes you’ll find that your petals have moved in the process, but that just makes it all the more unique. :) I love the beautiful mess that comes from doing this project.

Hammered flower card DIY

I hot glued my fabric to a rectangular piece of thick cardboard. I love how simple it looks.

Hammered flower card DIY

On the inside, I hot glued a piece from a brown paper bag on top of the fabric, and used that to write on top of. I also glued some petals and leaves inside — just know that these will dry out and become very delicate within a day or two.

Hammered flower card DIY

Another idea is to make a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers on a piece of card stock using just a needle and thread.

Flower card DIY

Slide a needle through the stem of a flower (much more secure than using the petals themselves), and weave it in and out of your card stock, then tie the thread in a knot to secure.

Flower card DIY

Flower card DIY

I added a piece of a crochet doily in the corner for some extra interest.Flower card DIY

Flower card DIY

The flowers will dry in a day or two, making them very delicate, but they’ll still look incredibly beautiful!

More DIY ideas from the BLDG 25 Blog.

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meg -December 5, 2013, 8:50AM

I love handmade anything and everything. These are simply lovely!

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Annejelina -December 5, 2013, 9:38AM

Oh my gosh I LOVE the petal prints!!! What a rad idea! Thanks guys =)
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MacK Mars -December 5, 2013, 7:33PM

So clever! I’m definitely going to try this!

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Camila -December 5, 2013, 7:37PM

You guys are amazing! All the ideas are incredible simple and gorgeous! For sure I will do my own! Kisses from Brazil!

Brenda -December 7, 2013, 2:27AM

I absolutely love this & might have to try it!

lucy -December 13, 2013, 2:01AM

Love this cite

Nadya -June 8, 2014, 3:07PM

Hammered flower prints is such a great idea! We used it at our event, and the guests were very happy! See the pictures here: http://fripefabrique.com/hammered-flower-stamping-diy-at-creative-picnic/

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