Preserve some memories of this summer’s garden or create gifts to share with family and friends. Tapping flowers onto fabric or paper is a fun and easy way to preserve the beauty of garden flowers.
Use watercolor paper or other rough-surfaced paper when hammering on paper. Buy ready to dye (RTD) or ready to dye (PFD) fabric, or prepare the fabric yourself. You can find supplies and instructions at most craft stores.
Melinda Myers has written more than 20 gardening books including the recent Midwest Gardener’s Handbook, 2nd Edition and Small Space Gardening. She hosts the Great Courses How to Grow Anything DVD instant video and DVD series and the nationally syndicated television and radio program Melinda’s Garden Moment. Myers is a columnist and editor for Birds & Blooms Magazine and her website is www.MelindaMyers.com.