PomPom Flower Embellishment Tutorial

Hi Everyone!  I can't believe it's Wednesday/Hump Day already!  Where did the week go?!  With work and school pick-up and drop-offs it all seems like a blur.  I'm sure you can relate.

I thought I'd keep things going this week with another flower embellishment tutorial.  I have to admit, and you guys probably already know this about me, I'm completely addicted to flowers…fabric, paper, ribbon, you name it!!  I can't make enough!  I think part of the appeal is how versatile they are.  You can use them on a card, layout, mini, gift wrap, and the list goes on.

Here's a cute little pompom flower I made to use on a card.  Of course, you could easily adjust the size of the ribbon to use on a mini album or layout.

Pompom flower (1 of 1)-5Here's the tutorial:

Pompom flower (1 of 1)Pick an assortment of ribbons with lots of different textures.  I used lace, burlap ribbon, and even strips of fabric such as muslin and eyelet.  I even used a sheet of cheesecloth.  Cut into strips approximately 3 1/2-4" long and 1/2" wide.  Play around with the size to adjust for the particular project you are working on.

Pompom flower (1 of 1)-2Stack the strips into a sandwich.

Pompom flower (1 of 1)-3Tie the middle of the sandwich with string or twine.  Separate and spread the strips out until it looks like a pompom flower.  Trim up any strays, if needed.  I tied a sparkly button to the center of my flower, but you could also use a bling center, flower, brad, or regular button.

Pompom flower (1 of 1)-4Simple, easy, and a little bit addictive.   I also tried out some wooden pieces on my card since they're so darn popular in my store.  Now I see why.  Cute!


And…just for fun…


Shoes (1 of 1)My new dancing shoes for ballroom dancing!  Whatca think?  I like that they're sparkly…though they could use one of those sparkly buttons or even a Prima flower.  I know, I'm such a girl!! 

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5 responses

  1. Love the tutorial AND the shoes!!!! I have no doubt that you will find a way to embellish them!! UMMMM altered art dancing shoes – you could start a craze!!!!

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