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Multipurpose Flower Embellishment

Hi all! Vera here, from Ling’s Design Studio, back with a quick and fun tutorial to share with you all.

Right now, large flowers are such a trend embellishment. You see it everywhere, from hair accessories, pin,purse, shoes, etc. Well, I figure, to keep things within budget, it would be fun to make a multi purpose flower.

Let’s get on with the project and you’ll see what I mean.




  • Small piece of felt
  • Glue dots
  • Little Yellow Bicycle Fabric Flower ( you could also make your own flower using die-cut if you’d like)
  • Button embellishment
  • Twine


How to:

1. Cut a small circle of felt. It doesn’t have to be a perfect circle, I just free hand-cut mine.
2. Cut apart the suede leaves ribbon. I used 10 leaves.
3. Arrange the suede leaves around the felt piece and adhere with glue dots.
4. Add the ready-made fabric flower (if you don’t have one handy, you can easily make your own die-cut flower). For my flower, before I added the button, I covered the back of the button with adhesive and adhere a few loops of baker’s twine for fun details.
5. For the back, I added a strip of felt. Only put glue dots at the ends of the strip (if you prefer, you can always sew the ends. The glue dots is my quick way of doing this).

This little strip is what makes this flower multi purpose.  When you want to use it as a pin, all you need to do is slide a brooch pin or safety pin and you can pin the flower to your dress or fabric purse. To embellish your headband, simply slide in through your headband. Don’t have a headband? Slide it through a ribbon and make your own quick headband.



May Arts have this suede leaves ribbon available in several colors, so you can easily make a few of them in different colors. This is also a fun project that you can do together with your little girls.

Hope you like this super easy project. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Blog post by: Vera Yates

  1. Kristie Maynard

    Lovely! And multipurpose is right! I could see these on scrapbook layouts and cards, they would be great for so many projects!

  2. Jan Hennings

    so cute!

  3. erin t

    Oh this is a great project!

  4. Kathy P

    Loved this ribbon when I saw it over on FB, and now this cute idea for using it to make an adorable flower! Is this ribbon going to come in lots of delicious colors–hope, hope, hope!!!

  5. b.poteraj

    That is so simple and pretty, I love it.

  6. Sharon Gullikson

    I have wondered what I would do with the non-green leaves. Now I know! Very cute. It would also look nice on a coat.

  7. Kimberly Jones

    What a great way to use the faux suede leaves! Your flower turned out so cute!

  8. Karen B.

    Ooh, this is stunning and seems so easy to do! I just love it on your shirt.

  9. Melinda Wilson

    Wow! Awesome idea! I have some left over leaf ribbon and I am going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.


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