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Tutorial: Scrappy Embellishments

Remember this layout?

Well I wanted to share how to make  your own fabulous little embellishments, similar to the ones you see here.  Take a closer look:

This is a great project to do when you've got leftovers from a layout you just worked on.  Make them into embellishments to use on your next project!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Small Punches/Die Cuts (no shape larger than 1")
  • Buttons and/or Rhinestones
  • Paper Scraps
  • Glue Dots
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Glue Pen

STEP ONE: Separate the Glue Dot Sheets.

I'm using Mini Glue Dots that come in a bag filled with sheets of Glue Dots.

I just pull apart the two halves of the sheet and I'm left with a clear set of squares with the Glue Dots attached and a waxy white sheet.

Throw away the white sheet.

STEP TWO: Punch Shapes

You can use punches or die cuts or hand cut the shapes yourself.  Just start cutting out some parts to use.  I used three punches.

Once you have a little pile of shapes, you're ready to start constructing your embellishments.


I placed my base shape onto a Glue Dot.

Then I added two flowers.

And I finished it off with a rhinestone.


STEP FOUR: Fill the Sheet

I just continued to play around adding bits and pieces until I had a full sheet.

I used some buttons and some foam adhesive for dimension.  I used tweezers when the pieces were too small for my fingers.  And a glue pen is great for adhering those tiny pieces of paper!  Here's the finished sheet of embellishments:

You could also make them all the same if you wanted.  You don't have to make them all different the way that I did.  Here's a sheet of them that I made using the Giverny paper collection:

The next time you're staring at a pile of paper scraps, don't throw them away!  Make them into something lovely!  You could even give these as a gift to a scrappy friend!

Thanks for stopping by!