It was Mothering Sunday at the weekend, and I usually make my mum a card. I was about to start rifling through my craft drawers when the pile of rose petals on the floor caught my attention. I had never used real petals in a craft project before without pressing it first, so thought it would be interesting to see what happened.
I first attempted to glue them on, however that really didn’t work and the natural curve of the petal was preventing it from staying down. So then I moved on to plan B, the double sided tape! This seemed to work much better. I had some gold bridal petals that I had bought for a previous craft project, so I stuck them on with double sided tape too.
I chopped off a very thin slither of the green card, and stuck it in the middle. I tried spelling out ‘mum’ in the gold gems, but that didn’t work, so I picked them back off and just stuck them in each corner, and a couple in the middle of the flower.
This card was pretty easy to make, didn’t take too long and looked lovely! However, you will struggle to get it in an envelope, and also it will not last long! I gave it to my mum on Sunday, and the next time I saw her, on Wednesday, pretty much all the petals had come off.. so it was just a few gold leaves remaining, didn’t look great…
So, all in all, this would be lovely for a short term thing, but it isn’t the sort of card that is going to be treasured forever! It would actually be lovely for a wedding, you could attach rose petals onto the place cards.. although as it is time sensitive it might be better just using faux petals.
So there we have it, if you want to use real petals in a craft project, you might want to think about pressing them first!