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Ideas for Embellishing the Crocheted Flower Using Scrapbooking Supplies

Ideas for Embellishing the Crocheted Flower Using Scrapbooking Supplies. Supplies used include brads by Amy Butler / K & Company, brads by Autumn Leaves, and Painterly Petals flowers by Prima Marketing.

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Ideas for Embellishing the Abstract Flower Motif Using Scrapbooking Supplies

I like to use crocheted flowers for decorating my scrapbooking projects. When I crochet new flowers for my scrapbooks, it only seems natural to embellish them with even more scrapbooking supplies.

Scrapbooking embellishments are not usually washable, so keep that in mind if you use them when making flowers like these. Mixed media flowers might not turn out to be washable, depending on what you use to make them. If you'd like to use any of these flowers, for example, on a hat, you could do so, but it would be best to remove the flower from the hat before you wash it.

If you need your flowers to be washable, stick to using washable embellishments such as buttons.

The ideas shown on this page are useful for decorating chipboard or acrylic album covers. In my opinion, they are too dimensional for using in scrapbook layouts.

Flower Shown at Top Left:

  • Yarn: Worsted weight Peaches & Creme Light Blue cotton yarn
  • Embellishment: A scrapbooking brad designed by Amy Butler, manufactured by K & Company.

Flower Shown at Top Right:

  • Yarn: Worsted weight Peaches & Creme Light Blue cotton yarn


  • Blue Flower: The blue dimensional flower is made out of Delight modeling compound. You can use any similar paperclay or modeling compound for this. To make the flower, roll out a slab of the modeling compound and stamp it with a flower-shaped stamp. The stamp I used is by Inque Boutique. Poke a hole in the center of the stamped image, and then let it dry overnight. When it is dry, cut around the flower with scissors. Then ink it with pigment ink. I used Fluid Chalk, but you can use any brand of ink you like.


  • Brad: This brad was designed by Amy Butler, and manufactured by K & Company.

Flower Shown at Bottom Left:

  • Yarn: Worsted weight Peaches & Creme Light Blue cotton yarn
  • Embellishments: A scrapbooking brad by Autumn Leaves, a Painterly Petals flower by Prima Marketing, and another flower that was a thrift store find.

Flower Shown at Bottom Right:

  • Yarn: Worsted weight Peaches & Creme Baby Green cotton yarn
  • Embellishments: A scrapbooking brad by Autumn Leaves, a Painterly Petals flower by Prima Marketing, and another flower that was a thrift store find.

These are just some ideas to get you started. I recommend checking through your stash of craft supplies to see if anything you already own can be used to dress up your crocheted flowers.

Then use the flower in the craft project of your choice.

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