Floral Fabric Boxes and Journals
SourceMartha Stewart Living, May 2007
This Mother's Day, make a lasting impression on fabric-covered boxes and journals by using bold, geometric patterns.
- Medium paintbrush
- Fabric stiffener
- Flower punch
- Grid ruler
- Glue stick
Step 1 of 4
Begin by punching fabric flowers: Lay a piece of fabric in a shallow tray. With a medium paintbrush, apply enough fabric stiffener to saturate, but not soak, the fabric. Let it dry, about 1 hour. Repeat with any remaining fabric.
Step 2 of 4
Stiffen fabric and punch out flowers or petals.
Step 3 of 4
Lay out your design on the object. For linear patterns, use a grid ruler as a guide to keep them running straight.
Step 4 of 4
Apply petals or flowers with a glue stick; make sure to cover the back of each shape completely with adhesive to prevent curling.