Hand printed Valentine’s posies

I would love to gift all my friends and myself a bunch of pretty flowers this Valentine’s day but cut flowers cost a lot! Therefore, I have tried to find a way of making a little go a long way without too much compromise so that you can spread the love this year. February is great for early Spring flowers (forget red roses!) like Anemones, Paperwhites, Tulips and Hyacinths so I grabbed a handful of them from Borough Market the other day, which cost about £15 in total. I decided to make them into tiny posies with a handprinted pouch for my girlfriends – an easy way to make a teeny tiny bunch of blooms extra special.

Hand printed Valentine's pouches | Apartment Apothecary

You will need

– Bunch of flowers

Calico or cotton

Dylon fabric paint and plastic bag to protect table

– Pencil with an eraser tip

– Sewing machine or needle and thread

– Pins

– Twine or ribbon

– Kitchen roll and clingfilm

– Fabric scissors

Hand printed Valentine's pouches | Apartment Apothecary

Step by step

1. Cover the table with a plastic bag. use the eraser tip of a pencil to print spots on the fabric. Once it is dry iron it to set the paint.

Hand printed Valentine's pouches | Apartment Apothecary

2. Cut the printed fabric into strips 30 x 14cm.

Hand printed Valentine's pouches | Apartment Apothecary

3. Fold the strip in half, right sides together and pin it together. Sew up the sides of the pouch, leaving the top open.

Hand printed Valentine's pouches | Apartment Apothecary

4. I then printed Valentine’s messages using a stamp.

Hand printed Valentine's pouches | Apartment Apothecary

5. Gather your blooms and select a few for each posy, cutting down the stems to fit inside the pouches.

Hand printed Valentine's pouches | Apartment Apothecary

6. Saturate some folded kitchen roll and roll the posy up in this and cover it in clingfilm so no moisture leaks out.

Hand printed Valentine's pouches | Apartment Apothecary

7. Pop the posy into the pouch and tie it up with string or ribbon.

Hand printed Valentine's pouches | Apartment Apothecary

Your posies are ready for delivery to your best girls or boys.

Hand printed Valentine's pouches | Apartment Apothecary

Hope everyone feels the love this Sunday!

Katy x

 

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12 Comments

  1. Daisy 12th February 2016 / 9:19 am

    That’s is so pretty, gifts that are made with love are always the best! X

  2. Daisy 12th February 2016 / 9:20 am

    So sweet, gifts made with love are the best ones ever! X

  3. Anne-Catherine 12th February 2016 / 11:39 am

    Hi Katy, Just to let you know that the link on the email to “re-email” does not work on this one.

  4. Heather 12th February 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Absolutely blooming gorgeous! Woul dyou mind if I add the link to this to this month’s CreateMakeShare linky so I can include your post in my roundup?

  5. Julia 12th February 2016 / 5:26 pm

    What a lovely idea Katy!

  6. Hazel 13th February 2016 / 12:23 pm

    These look lovely!

  7. Laura 13th February 2016 / 8:33 pm

    This is such a lovely little project and beautifully photographed too. Love laura x

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