Inspiration Station: Creating Felt Embellishments

Love You Layout by Jen Gallacher for the Weekly Scrapper blog hosted by the Scrapbook Expo

Jennifer-G-header-800For this week’s Inspiration Station, I wanted to create some felt embellishments inspired by the felt flowers you can see on this completed layout:

Love You Layout by Jen Gallacher for the Weekly Scrapper blog hosted by the Scrapbook Expo

The flowers I used on my project were stickers I found in my scrapbooking stash, but I loved them so much that I wanted to use them as inspiration for building my own embellishments. To create these flowers you will need: felt in the colors of your choosing, fabric scissors, thread, a needle, a button, and a glue gun.


Step 1: Handcut the layers. You could also use a manual die cut machine and die cuts for this part if you choose, but I liked the look of a hand-cut flower.


Step 2: Glue the items together. A little glue goes a long way. Leave a space in the center of the top flower piece so you can stitch the button through the layers. Too much glue in the center will gum up the needle and make it difficult to stitch together.


Step 3: Hand stitch the button to the top layer of the flower. Tie off the thread on the back of the embellishment.


Here’s a closer look at the layout including the felt flower stickers I used on my page:

Love You Layout Photo by Jen Gallacher for the Scrapbook Expo Weekly Scrapper Blog


Think of all the ways you could use this technique! How about layered stars? How about a cluster of multi-colored heart shapes? Felt comes in many different colors and even in different patterns. Use this “Inspiration Station” tutorial to start making your own embellishments!


4 thoughts on “Inspiration Station: Creating Felt Embellishments

  1. Ruth G says:

    So much bang for your buck here! Bright fun colors and so much sweet softness and all with stuff that’s already in my stash! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Jennifer Gallacher says:

      I’m all about using what’s in your stash. I’ve had some of these items for over a year. Thanks for commenting, Ruth!

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