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Free Ideas for How to Embellish Crocheted Flowers

Embellish Your Flowers With Buttons, Ribbon, Pinbacks, and Other Craft Supplies

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Are your crocheted flowers looking a little plain? Embellish them! Find free ideas for embellishing crocheted flowers using buttons, ribbon, pinbacks, scrapbooking supplies, and other items.

Button Centers for Flowers

Layered Crochet Rose With a Button in the Center
Layered Crochet Rose With a Button in the Center -- Photo © Amy Solovay

It's a no-brainer to use buttons for the centers of your crocheted flowers. This is an especially nice idea if you have a stash of oddball buttons that don't go with anything and don't have mates.

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Pinback Centers for Crocheted Flowers

Crocheted Flowers With Pinback Centers
Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Pins and pinbacks make intriguing embellishments for crocheted flowers. They come in a wide variety of themes and colors, so you'll never be at a loss for interesting designs to use.

As far as embellishments go, it doesn't get much easier than pinbacks. You don't have to figure out how to adhere them to the flower, and no sewing is required. You can just stick the pin to the flower; it's as simple as that.

The photo at left shows a variety of different crocheted flowers with pinback centers.

Embellishing Flowers With Ribbon

Crochet Flower With Ribbon
Crochet Flower With Ribbon -- Photo © Amy Solovay

It's so easy to tie a ribbon bow and then stitch it onto your crocheted flowers. If you have a flower that looks a little bare, it's a good candidate for this idea.

Embellishing Crocheted Flowers With Scrapbooking Supplies

Ideas for Embellishing the Crocheted Flower Using Scrapbooking Supplies
Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

There might be times when you'd like to indulge in a little mixed media. It's fun to combine scrapbooking supplies with crochet. I often use my crocheted flowers (and other crochet motifs) in my scrapbook albums; they make delightful accents on mini album covers and in various other paper craft projects.

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Note: Scrapbooking supplies aren't generally washable, so if that's an important consideration for you, use caution.

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