Fabric Flowers with Fabric Stiffener

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Over

fabric stiffener recipe

I’m working on a silhouette project for my bedroom and the first step, spray painting frames, is finished! (I used Krylon’s Ivy for the frames.)

I also decided to add some fabric flowers. (Both the silhouette project and fabric flowers are from Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts, which has HUNDREDS of fabulous projects.)

For the fabric flowers:

  1. make fabric stiffener: mix 1 part clear drying glue with 1 part water
  2. apply to fabric
  3. hang from clothespins to dry overnight or at least a few hours
  4. cut with scissors or paper punch

I superglued the button to the flower and the flower to the frame and my silhouette collage is going to be fabulous when it’s finished. More details on that later…

Stay tuned for some awesome book giveaways on Monday, including Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts!


1 Patricia September 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I can’t wait to see the finished project. And thank you for the “recipe.” I can think for quite a few things to use that on.

2 Sue D September 27, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Ooh! I like this. I like that you can use punches to cut the fabric. My die cut machine would work too. Lots of possiblities!

3 Kelsey September 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm

It wasn’t as easy as cutting paper with the punch, so be prepared to use some finesse…it wasn’t too bad, but I did have to clean up the edges in a few places with scissors. But way easier than doing it all by hand!

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