Fresh flowers make a great gift, whether they're for yourself or a friend. The only problem? They don't last very long, but thanks to an emerging trend, you can enjoy your favorite blooms even longer-and not simply pressed between the pages of a book.
Botanical embroidery allows you to put any dried flowers you have to good use. Embroidery is a great pastime and a way to relax (it can even help you squeeze in a little mindfulness). When most people hear the word embroidery, they tend to think of someone with a needle and thread in their hand, tediously working hard to create a masterpiece. While that holds true, this version involves threading the flowers through tulle, creating a delicate, romantic twist on the hobby.
Olga Prinku, a graphic designer, crafter and maker, dreamed up the idea back in 2016. "Surprisingly, it all began with wreaths, not embroidery," Prinku told Clever. "I came up with the technique by accident, through sheer experimentation with floral crowns, wreaths, and generally playing with flower styling for my Instagram feed."
Prinku combined her creativity with her love of nature and created something magical that her Instagram followers cannot stop raving about.
Botanical embroidery is one of those tasks that isn't so easy to pick up just from staring at a few Instagrams. So, Prinku created tutorials to help with the process. If you don't feel crafty enough to try it yourself but still want this beautiful look, you can purchase A-Z botanical monogram posters from her website.
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