Crafts: Bows, Buttons, Flowers and Ribbons
Using buttons, bows and paper flowers in design
These glamorous silk flowers from Craft Quickies are a cinch to make and can be used in so many ways! Headbands, hair clips, necklaces, on belts or purses, pinned to a top or sweater, or even sewn to a pillow!
Tutorial: Japanese Kanzashi Fabric Flower | Fabrics-Store.com - The Thread - wonderful pictorial directions. You have to give them your email address and they will mail the tutorial to you. They promise not to abuse your email. It looks like a great store. I go crazy looking for 100% linen, and they have it!
•Perfect Petal To make a petal, pinch the bottom of the cutout piece to create a curved shape. Glue petals together one by one. Let dry. Roll back the edges to open the bloom.
•Flower Materials To make your own flower bouquet, all you need is an old novel, watercolor, glue, and florist's wire. Cut petal shapes from the paper and crinkle to make them more pliable, then straighten.
•Sweet Sequels No watering necessary with this book-page bouquet. For the beautiful, vibrant flowers in the bouquet, use a watercolor wash (mix watercolor paint with water) to paint cast-off pages from old novels.