Monday, January 7, 2013

Bright Button Flower Tutorial

I'm back with my first LO for the year, along with a very quick and easy flower tutorial, inspired by the papers I used, which are all My Mind's Eye (On the bright side).
I used this awesome sketch from Paper Haus Magazine and turned it into a 2 pager. 
I did LOTS of machine stitching on here, except for the hand stitching I used to hang the banners. Twine is so popular now, but it's really easy to stitch your own. Just follow these directions on my tutorial for Twisted Stitching. Here's a closer look at the banner and stitching. 

Close-up of the journaling.
Here's the flowers that I made, inspired by the paper in the background.
All you need is some patterned paper, scissors, ink, glue, buttons, and embroidery thread. The first step is to cut out 2 circles by hand, in a medium and small size. As you can see my circles are far from perfect, but that's what  you want. 
Now cut small triangles almost to the center of your flower.
Then ink around all the edges.

Curl your petals up.
Glue the smaller flower on top of the larger one, and add a button. I also used embroidery thread on my buttons, but that's up to you. 
So quick and easy! Thanks for looking!


  1. awesome tutorial and 2-pager! love 'em!!!

  2. Super cute, fun & crafty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. :)