Make a dried flower wall quilt
Introduce a little summer into your home! If you love botanical prints, you will especially enjoy the beauty of this project. Heidi Ott of the Crafter's Community shares her instructions for making this lovely dried flower wall quilt. It is an easy craft to make -- nature did all the hard work for you -- and an elegant gift idea.
20" x 24" piece of fabric
3 sheets of white cardstock
12 pressed flowers with leaves
Gather fresh flowers and leaves and press in a flower press or between blotter paper in the pages of a book. Place a couple of heavy books on top of the book with the flowers in it. After 2-4 weeks the flowers should be ready.
Prepare the frame: Remove the back board of the frame. Stretch the fabric over the front of the board. Fold the edges of the fabric to the back of the board and glue with a glue gun.
Prepare the flower squares: Cut out 12 4-1/4 inch squares of cardstock. Arrange the pressed flowers and leaves on the squares of card stock. Using white glue, carefully glue the flowers and leaves to the cardstock. Write the name of the flower on each square.
Finish: Place the flower squares on the fabric covered board and arrange so each square is evenly spaced. Glue each square to the fabric using a small amount of white glue or spray adhesive. Replace the frame onto the back board.
More recommended reading
The Scented Room
by Barbara Milo Ohrbach
Joe Standart (Photographer)
Anne Marie Cloutier (Photographer)
The Scented Room is a classic guide on potpourri, sachets, pomanders, flower arrangements, and floral room decor. Accompanied by stunning color photos, the thorough instructions provide numerous recipes for potpourri and floral/herbal waters; suggestions for alternative scent sources, including candles, pine cones, and essential oils; ideas for home decor items such as wreaths and flower arrangements; and extensive directions for creating a working garden and drying and storing florals. The lengthy source guide lists other useful books, gardens worth visiting, and shops and mail-order sources.