Rustic Embossed Flowers for Spring

8 Materials
20 Minutes

Embossed Copper & Aluminium to create beautiful rustic fowers for spring decorating indoors or out.
For this project I used embossing foil also known as tooling foil, a scallop paper punch, bamboo skewers, twine, hot glue and a few embossing tools, a pair of household scissors and an empty jar.
Use the scallop punch for as many flowers as you want to make. Here I used a cup and ball tool to create a raised center for each flower. Did you know that the rounded end of a pencil can give you the same look?
Cut leaves from embossing foil and used an embossing tool to quickly add a little texture.
Using an embossing stylist draw patterns for your flowers. A dull pencil can achieve the same look.
Glue twine to an empty jar. I used an empty Starbucks jar.
Glue flower and leaves to the bamboo skewers using hot glue.
The result is beautiful flowers great for indoor or outdoor display. These could also be added to garden planters, flower pots, etc.
The metal I use is 38 gauge embossing foil. It is soft and pliable. Many people have asked me about sharp edges - as long as your cut edges are clean, these are no more sharp than a piece of cardstock would be.
For more information and detail on this project, visit my blog. You will also find Embossing How-To and resources for supplies on my blog menu bar.
Come on over! I have several embossing projects on the blog to give you inspiration!
Happy Crafting!
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2 questions
  • Dav Marla
    on Mar 3, 2020

    Basically I was just like to buy that vase with the embossed metal flowers as it is! 😍 LOL

  • Frances Blunt
    on Mar 3, 2020

    I am wondering if this foil can be used on corners of luggage or picnic baskets.

    I want to redo a set of basket weave containers. They have embossed metal on the corners. Thanks, Fran

    • SylviaTX
      on Mar 14, 2020

      This type of foil is far too soft for picnic baskets or luggage. It would be ruined the first time you used one of them. Search for "metal embellishments" on Etsy, Amazon, or some place similar. They have many that would probably be suitable for those uses. If you don't shop online, go to Michael's or Hobby Lobby.

      If the basket weave containers are strictly decorative, you might get away with using it there if you are very careful and they don't get any wear and tear.

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  • Thea
    on Mar 3, 2020

    These are very pretty, would make great Christmas decorations.

  • Val
    on Mar 3, 2020

    These are just so pretty and and perfect.

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