With this paper flower boutonniere, the idea is to have fun and play with your embroidery stitches. You can consult our embroidery guide here. I used this guide and then went to town! Have fun with it! And remember that your mom will probably love it either way 😉
How to make a 2D paper flower boutonniere
As you know, we LOVE 3d crepe paper flowers but we wanted to try something different this time so embroidery on paper it was! You can make it as big or as small as you’d like it to be!
Materials: See list above
- Download the flower templates here. The templates come as a PDF or SVG files so you can either handcut them yourself or use a craft cutting machine.
- Start by poking holes where you intend to embroider. This will prevent unnecessary poking through the paper. You can see some different types of stitches in our embroidery guide and some tips below.
- Create a backing to your arrangement of flowers by cutting our a solid shape from cardstock.
- Glue the flowers onto your backing.
- Secure a pin backing to the back of the card.
Backstitching the leaves
Here’s the backstitch I used on the leaves for the corsage:
As I mentioned, I got SUPER into the process that I started embroidering onto our new Mother’s Cards and love how they turned out.
Embroider onto your Mother’s Day cards
I hadn’t done a French knot since I was a kit so I was so rusty. The strawberries were my first victims and then they got better the more I did.
Look at those sheep! So cute!
Here’s how I did the French knot on the cards
I went French knot CRAZY on this one:
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