Cat Morley and her adorable Scottish accent show you how to make a decorative square geisha flower that can be made into a pin or sewn onto clothes or accessories for extra embellishment. For this crafting project, you will need some felt, a square template of paper, a pencil, ...more
Geisha Flower Embellishment
Never sewed before? Not a problem. This DIY ribbon flower, which can be made in any color of your choosing, is incredibly easy and only requires a few basic stitches to complete. The flower can be attached to a pin to wear on a plain white tee, or glued to an otherwise lacklu ...more
The feather stitch is an easy stitch for hand embroidery. It's worked vertically, from top to bottom in a kind of back-and-forth, right-and-left motion. You can use the feather stitch in hand embroidery for edges and borders, it's used often in crazy quilting as a seam embelli ...more
Got a wedding to attend? Got a wedding of your own coming up? Then you need to not only make sure not only that your makeup matches the elegant occasion, but also your hair. Rather than going with done and done again high buns, why not create this classic low rolled bun? Roll ...more
This video shows a simple method of crafting a paper daisy to embellish scrapbooks or cards. You'll need white paper, yellow paper, a flower stencil, scissors, some glue, and a brad. Watch this video scrapbooking tutorial shows how to make an easy paper daisy.
Embellishments for scrap booking and card making can be very expensive and you get 24 in a package. You can get very cheap plastic flowers in the Dollar Store and if you don't like the color, you can always painted them!
If you are a beginner at hand embroidery, one of the first stitches you will probably learn is the chain stitch. The chain stitch has many variations, and one of them is the wheat stitch, also known as the wheatear stitch. This stitch is simple to work and produces a line that ...more
Easter is one of the best times for crafters to indulge in and even overdo pastel spring hues, vibrant flecks of glitter, and flower decals galore. Which is why this craft, a combination of all of the above, is such a perfect project for celebrating Easter. Made of a papier m ...more
One of the easiest flowers to make are twisted fabric flowers. These flowers can be made cheaply by using scrap fabric you already have around your home, and are sure to impress anyone you give them to. The flowers can be used as accessories or decorations, or even as embellis ...more
Ah, your mom’s wedding gown. You know – that 1980’s polyester monstrosity with poofy shoulders so large they’d darned near swallow your whole face that’s lurking in your folks’ basement? Yeah, that one. Well, kiddo, she kept that for you to wear on your big day. That’s right. ...more
Cake pops are good no matter what kind of embellishment you put on them, but it's extra nice to chomp on a cake pop that's been expertly put together with professional icing and motifs. Add textured flowers with the soft look of lace using this easy icing technique. Works bes ...more
This is very easy to follow project you can use to sew a cute, stylish pillbox style hat. All you need is some stiff fabric, a few sewing notions and then whatever embellishments (like ribbons, flowers or applique) you want to attach to the sides.
Rosettes are embellishments that have been around for hundreds of years, but since the Victorian era they have been especially cherished for their feminine, fuffled shapes and pretty lacy designs. Check out this greeting card video to learn how to create a rosette card just i ...more
This is a great way to get rid of some old ric rac you might have in your trim collection. The tutorial could also work for other ribbon, but is best when used with ric rac. Attach to a hairclip, headband or use as an embellishment.
The video shows the viewer how to make 3 paper flowers. The first seconds show the paper flowers (two blue and one pink) and a lady voice says she will show us how to make them using a Paper Shaper Punch. Then she presents the tools: the paper shaper punch (with the large dais ...more
1. Extend your engagement. A longer planning period means a better chance of getting the best vendors in your price range. Plus, you can typically lock in rates that might increase by the time your wedding date arrives. 2. Imbibe wisely. Many sites offer consumption bars (you ...more
Un-dull your crocheted sweater with a little creativity. Adding some decorative details and features to your clothing will do wonders for fashion, and could hide unsightly holes! Embellishing with crochet can be a creative way to repair a piece of clothing, and it can add flai ...more
Martha Stewart and kids editorial director Jodi Levine shares ideas for decorating Easter eggs with crepe paper. Crepe paper is one of my favorite materials. It's actually tissue paper that has been reinforced with sizing and "creped," a crinkling method that yields a medium t ...more
I had so much fun planning my daughter's first birthday with a Candyland theme. Check out all of the beautiful decorations, party favors, cupcakes, and yummy treats. Have a look at all of the companies and people who contributed and helped make it so wonderful. who contributed ...more
This card tutorial is to make a gorgeous daisy collage style card, ideal for any cardmaker with lots of embellishments. I use a wide range of different flowers and include satin ribbon to embellish the card base. This is a easy when you know how card and with stunning finished ...more
In this demonstration I show you how I have used scraps from my scrapbox and using a punch, I have turned them into a patchwork card. I used Cosmic Shimmer PVA in Vintage Pink to make the Pearl dots and all the paper was in my Anna Griffin scrapbox, I made all the flowers, aga ...more
This card is totally gorgeous, it has a bit of everything and I can't say it is going to be a quick card but I can say it is a 'Humdinger!' and anyone who receives it will keep it forever.. The card has a paper folded quilt style background made from the Anna Griffin Paper Tri ...more