7.20.2011

Ironing Ferns





I did a quick little update the other day.
Yeah, I don't iron my clothes but give me some fern and I whip that iron right out.

Remember when I showed you this back in November?

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Well it was looking like this recently.

old fern

It had faded. But it lasted quite awhile.

I do like the color it faded to.
It just didn’t seem summery so I just peeled it right off and saved it.
It came off in one piece too.

I thought I’d try a different fern this time.

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I grabbed a couple of supplies after finding some fern in the yard.

wax glue

I just ironed the fern between the wax paper. It’s best to use a dry iron.

It doesn’t take much heat.

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Peel it off the paper carefully.
Spray it with a bit of glue and just press it on a plate or wherever you’d like.

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fern3


They stay flexible so you can bend them into different shapes. 

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I’m still not sure how I feel about these fern leaves.

It will stay for now. It just seemed to darken a bit. 
I think the iron had some water in it or it was too hot.

But I have a ton of fern in the yard so I can try again and again.

I guess I could try some flowers too.

It’s a quick and easy way to make some white dishes stand out a little more.


see ya,

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19 comments:

  1. I can't believe you got it off in one piece! You so talented.

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  2. You are so clever. I hope you try some flowers. I want to see if it works!

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  3. i am sending this to my mom- she would love this idea. she loves ferns and has tons of them behind her yard... great idea!

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  4. I wonder if this would work with poppies? It's a really pretty look.

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  5. This is really amazing! I love how the first one faded! And I would never have thought I would come off in one piece - gorgeous! I can imagine flowers would look nice, too!

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  6. Just beautiful! And so unique. What a clever idea!

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  7. Great update, Anita. Hmmm, I have ferns in our yard, too.

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  8. At least you know you can change it around whenever you like. That's pretty fascinating that it comes off in one piece.

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  9. That looks really good. I think some flowers would look nice too...maybe pansies.

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  10. Ooooh. I would like to see the flowers, please...
    xo
    lynn

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  11. That is so cool and so pretty! I bet flowers would be fun to create with.
    I hoe you are enjoying your summer and staying cool!!!
    xo

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  12. What a fabulous idea -- You are so creative, girlfriend!

    Hope you're having a great week.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  13. This looks great! Very creative!

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  14. What a great idea (and inexpensive too!)

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  15. OOh...I love ferns!! So cute!!!

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