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Floral Fabric Boxes and Journals

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2007


This Mother's Day, make a lasting impression on fabric-covered boxes and journals by using bold, geometric patterns.


  • Fabric

  • Medium paintbrush

  • Fabric stiffener

  • Flower punch

  • Grid ruler

  • Glue stick


  1. 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.

  2. Stiffen fabric and punch out flowers or petals.

  3. Lay out your design on the object. For linear patterns, use a grid ruler as a guide to keep them running straight.

  4. Apply petals or flowers with a glue stick; make sure to cover the back of each shape completely with adhesive to prevent curling.

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