Sunday, September 19, 2010

Silk Flower Makeovers

I know the "Flower Rage" might be wearing off...but I don't mind...I still LOVE them on my scrapbook layouts!  My favorite thing to do is buy silk flowers stems, remove the plastic middles, and pull the layers apart.  Dollar Tree has GREAT ones every spring and fall.  I suggest examining them in the store to make sure each layer has AT LEAST 5 petals (they look funny when they are separated if they only have 4 petals).  Needless to say, I have 100's of silk flowers at a fraction of the cost of the ones found in the scrapbook aisle!  Rather than just using them "as is" on a layout, I like to dress them up.  Last night I came up with this quick "silk flower makeover"...

This is what the finished "flower makeover" looks like...

To create this flower, follow these steps:
I began with 2 scallop circle punches (2" diameter) and a silk flower(5" diameter).

I inked the edges of the scallops and cut 1/4" slits between each scallop.
I spritzed the scallops with a little water, crumpled them up, and let them dry.

Once dry, I uncrumpled the scallops, punched a mini hole in the middle, and re-inked the edges/creases.

I layered the scallops on top of the silk flower and attached them with a decorative brad.

Here are some other "silk flower makeovers"...
silk flower+felt+fabric+paper flower
Silk flower+tulle+fabric "roll"+rhinestone brad


  1. Love these! How creative! Now I am wanting to try this on some layouts. Thanks for the dollar store tip.:-)

  2. Super cute, I'll ahve to try some of these.

  3. I have taken flowers apart like that too...sure saves on money. Love what you've done with them, very pretty!

  4. Great idea! I never thought of removing the middle because it doesn't lay flat. Thans=ks for sharing this!