Scrapbook How-to: Make a Synthetic Flower

These bright, cheerful peonies are easier to make than you might think and are the perfect way to give your page a textile touch. Cluster together with sweet scallops and other fabric like lace trim to draw the eye toward a focal point on your layout or balance out a heavy title on the opposite page. Stacy Cohen created a cluster of flowers on her You Had Me at Meow layout for 101+ Creative Ways to Use Your Scrapbook Supplies.

You Had Me at Meow by Stacy Cohen

You Had Me at Meow by Stacy Cohen from 101+ Creative Ways to Use Your Scrapbook Supplies

Create the look:

Step 1: Hand cut or punch petal shapes using synthetic fabric. Note: For a fuller flower add more layers.

Step 1: Hand cut or punch petal shapes using synthetic fabric. Note: For a fuller flower add more layers.

Step 2: Briefly hold petals near flame to singe and curl edges. Note: Always use extreme caution when working with fire; some fabrics are more flammable than others.

Step 2: Briefly hold petals near flame to singe and curl edges. Note: Always use extreme caution when working with fire; some fabrics are more flammable than others.

Step 3: Layer petals and embellish with a button.

Step 3: Layer petals and embellish with a button.

 

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One Response to Scrapbook How-to: Make a Synthetic Flower

  1. Carla Hundley says:

    Lovely and would
    be so fun to make!
    Carla fromUtah

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