Knowing how to use embellishments effectively can help you transform an otherwise simple project into something that is truly extraordinary. At LoveToKnow Crafts, we're here to offer the tips, tricks, and inspiration you need to complete all your creative endeavors.
If you like a flashy look with a bit of sparkle, it's fine to use a BeDazzler, sequins, or tassels for your project. However, embellishments don't have to be overly complicated to be appropriate for your crafting needs. For example, decorative buttons are fun to collect and can be used in a variety of projects. Add vintage buttons to a simple cardigan for a stylish appearance. Combine your favorite buttons with sparkling beads to make unique jewelry. Attach buttons to the bottom of a plain pillar candle to transform it into an eye-catching centerpiece for your next dinner party.
If you're on a tight budget, transforming natural items or recyclables into embellishments is a smart idea. Coffee filter flowers are easy to make and can add interest to card making, rubber stamping, scrapbooking, or other paper crafts. If you're lucky enough to live near the beach, there are many crafts to make with shells that are appropriate for use as home décor or special handmade gifts.
Keep in mind that typography can be an embellishment as well. Font styles and sizes can be varied to create many different lettering effects. Calligraphy, the art of hand lettering, is also a useful skill to learn if you wish to have a unique way to incorporate quotes, poems, and sayings into your projects.