Floral wrapping paper from my backyard

A quick easy way to create floral wrapping paper. Click the photo to zoom

In my previous post, I gathered some flowers from my backyard. Using a hammer, and spraying the paper with a soda ash mixture, I pounded the flowers until pigment started to leach into the paper.

I let it dry for about 4 hours and the floral paper was ready to use. You can use this technique on silk cotton and wool too!