Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hydrangea Handmade Flower Embellishment Tutorial by Lisa

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This is my first tutorial ever so keep that in mind hehe. I have had so many ask how to make these flowers I wanted to put this together to show you! Hope it's helpful!

Rubber foam mat 1/4" thick
Martha Stewart punches-
1. large hydrangea
2. medium/small hydrangea
tiny sticky dots adhesive
metal stylus large and medium ball
craft tweezers
good quality card stock
(stylus' are found in stencil section of craft stores)

1. Punch out the large and the small/medium hydrangeas. You can certainly choose a variety of colors. The thicker quality card stock works best.

2. You will first use the large and medium flowers and the large ball stylus. The black lines are just to show you where to use the stylus...do NOT draw these on your flowers. The base flower (far left) you just want a little curve so it's not flat. The other two you want significantly more to get a nice curve to each petal.

3.Repeat this with the smallest flower and medium ball stylus.

4. You should have 4 flowers that look like this (without the black lines).

5. Using a tiny sticky dot in between each layer, stagger the petals so they alternate directions from large, large, medium and small on top. You can certainly add more layers if you choose! It's also fun to make smaller versions.

6. This is how the finished flower looks. I like to add a sticky gem, pearl, or beads to the center.

These flowers are super easy and so versatile to match any color combination! I hope this tutorial inspires you to create your own. Feel free to use my link!


  1. Oh Lisa - you just made me spend another £20 on these punches! I adore them and your tutorial is fantastic - thanks so much for taking the time to do it. Can't wait for my punches to come now!!

    Caryn xxx

  2. Lisa this is fantastic. You rocked your first tutorial.. Now you have enticed me to buy the punches..lol. I need to find my coupon. Great job..

  3. Fabulous Lisa---and my punches are on their way to me, I bought them all last night, LOL! You lil' enabler!!


  4. WOW Lis! What a Fabulous tutorial! Thank you so much for showing us how you make your lovely flowers! I gotta get these punches! :)

  5. thank you Lisa, fabulous tutorial... will have to get my punches out now...xxx

  6. thanks so much lisa! now i am sorry i passed up those punchs in the store that is now sold out of them :0( i will keep looking!!

  7. oh I need to get the larger size punch.

    -- dalis

  8. Thanks for the tutorial Lisa! I can't wait to make these....they are gorgeous! Your work is AMAZING hun!!!! When I saw these on your card I couldn't wait to see how you made them!!! They are even more pretty than store bought flowers! Thanks again!
    Hugs~ Kim

  9. You make lovely flowers.
    hugs, moi

  10. Thank you for your tutorial. I appreciate your sharing this information with the rest of us. I can't wait to try them on some of my projects. dj1952

  11. Love this tutorial! I will have to get these punches! Thanks! hugs, Angela

  12. Great tutorial, Lisa! I have these punches and have not used the stylus with them - duh! Thanks so much :D I'm going to link to your tutorial on my blog!

    Love and hugs ~ Lori

  13. great tutorial...and those flowers are so pretty!

  14. Thanks for sharing! I'll have to give this a try!

  15. I have all these punches but, have never use them because until now I couldn't really figure out how to use them effectively. After seeing your tutorial, the "lightbulb went on" and I will hunt them down in my "punch graveyard" and use them! Also, thanks for the explanation about the circles, some of us(me)just might have been tempted to draw them on lol.


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