I am cheating. For my final installment of embellishment week, I am reposting a project from last summer. The worst part is that I had a brand new, totally original post planned, but alas, an avocado has spoiled my plans.
I'm sorry, have I confused you? I suppose that I failed to mention that last Sunday night (Embellishment Week Eve), I stabbed my own palm while trying to cut an avocado (yes, I KNOW to cut away from myself...). The injury is minor, but while my hand heals, I have been left "single-handed" for all of these projects - and this next one seemed a little too involved, thus my re-posting. Darn those avocados - they always spoil my grand plans!
But, in the meantime, this next project is full of options for embellishing any and everything your heart desires...
To begin, I cut 3 coordinating fabrics into small flowers (15-20 cutouts per flower).
I wanted them to be really full. The sheer fabric was my favorite element.
Then, I layered the petals randomly.
I speared the flowers with my scissors, creating a hole for a brad to be inserted
(Obviously, I enjoy inventing new ways to cut myself).
The brad creates a center for the flower, while joining each layer together
(You can find endless varieties of brads in scrapbooking stores).
I love brads.
My flower was looking a little too perfect at this point,
so I put it into a sachet and tossed it into the washer and dryer.
My hope was that it would come out wrinkled and frayed.
Next, I cut a small circle from felt, and attached a pin.
You should thank me for this shot; I took it with my lips.
Yes, I pressed the button to take the picture with my lips. I amaze myself.
Guess what? The washing and drying had the desired effect,
so I was able to proceed by gluing the felt to the back of the flower.
Flower pins are a great way to accessorize any number of items:
I must warn you, as my friend Jenny can attest, these pins can become addicting - soon you will want dozens of them to adorn every outfit.
Luckily, they are also quick and easy - so you can adorn to your heart's content!