Are you ready to take your craft projects to the next level with cute and colourful embellishments? Read on as we share some great embellishing techniques for you to try.
There are no hard and fast rules for how to add embellishments to your craft projects, but many believe that you should follow the mantra that ‘less is more’. You can always add more embellishments later if needed.
Here are some of our favourite embellishing techniques accompanied by step-by-step instructions to get you started.
Beads are perfect for making shaker cards. A shaker card is a card that has a clear window at the front which is filled with beads, sequins, craft sprinkles etc. The card can be shaken gently and the beads and sequins move about.
To make a simple shaker card, you will need:
To assemble your shaker card, follow these steps:
Read our full tutorial on how to make a shaker card for more information.
Artificial flowers are an easy way to add some effortless elegance to your cards and scrapbook layouts. There are packs with flowers that come in various sizes.
To add flower embellishments to your project, follow these steps:
Watch the tutorial below to see how to add flowers in clusters of three and enhance your scrapbooking layout.
Ribbons come in an endless range of colours, widths and sizes. They are a quick and easy embellishment for all cards and layouts.
Follow these steps to add ribbons to your craft project:
Stitching can easily be added to a card or scrapbooking layout, and it can be done by hand or by using a sewing machine. Overall, stitching adds texture and definition to your project.
Follow these steps to get started with a simple running stitch:
Take a look at this fun stitching tutorial using embroidery stitches.
Washi tape is easy to use and great for beginners. It’s an adhesive, but can also be used for decorative purposes.
Using washi tape is as simple as tearing off bits of tape and adding them to areas of your card or scrapbooking layout. You can also use washi tape to create a border around a photo.
Embellishments are anything that adds a decorative detail, accent or feature to your craft project. Examples of embellishments include stickers, buttons, flowers, cogs, pearls, beads and more.
Here are some of our favourite craft embellishments:
Beads can be found in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes. Use them to create intricate designs on a card or scrapbooking layout.
Charms are typically small metal trinkets that add a finishing touch to a card or layout. They are often available in themed packs, adding dimension and elegance to your project.
Ribbons can bring elegance and colour to your crafting project. They are simple to use and can be found in a range of colours. You can tie bows, create borders, layer or ruffle ribbon to add dimension to your card or layout.
Craft sprinkles are made of polymer clay. They are perfect for adding colour and texture to your craft projects.
Stickers are an easy way to embellish any project. They come in a multitude of cute designs and colours and are also available in letters, words and phrases.
Stitching is an economical way to embellish a card or layout, it will cost nothing if you already have a needle and thread. It is also great as you can match the thread colour to your theme.
Washi tape is a decorative adhesive tape which allows you to add colour and pattern to your project.
The possibilities for using craft embellishments in your crafting are endless. Let your creativity run wild as you explore the world of craft embellishments and take your crafting projects to the next level.