How to use crochet flowers in scrapbooking. This blog post is filled with inspiring scrapbook layout that will show us how we can use those lovely crochet flowers as embellishments on our pages. Adding these yarn beauties is a great way of adding texture, color and dimension to your memory keeping.
You can make those little crochet flowers yourself or purchase them ready-made. Or perhaps have a crafty friend or family member make them for you!
Let’s take a look at some of the possibilities for embellishing our scrapbook layouts with crochet flowers. Whether they are dominantly present on the page or play a more modest role, these crochet flowers are a great way to add some extra dimension, playfulness and loveliness to your scrapbook pages.
Add Some Leaves For Extra Color
Adding the crochet flower by itself is often colorful enough, but sometimes you just want to add some plant leaves to create a nice bouquet or embellishment cluster. The added plant leaves can be crocheted themselves, or made from another material, adding to the diversity of the page. Some of our fellow scrapbookers have added both crochet flowers and plant leaves (of any variety) in many different ways. Let’s take a look at a couple of examples!
This layout is a great example of the added value of the extra plant leaves. The three little red crochet flowers are very cute and look great on the page, but the extra greenery gives a bit more “gravitas” to the assembled cluster. The whole flower-plant leaf cluster now forms a design triangle with the two photos. What a great way of adding those lovely crochet flowers to a scrapbook layout!
This layout takes a completely different route when it comes to adding leaves. The page is filled with beautiful pink paper flowers and accompanying green paper leaves. Notice that there are two kinds of leaves added: those with cut-out veins and those that are solid! The green leaves provide a welcome alternative color pop in a sea of overwhelming pink. The page is so completely filled with these colorful beauties you almost have to search to find the little pink crochet flower! What a lovely tangible and soft addition that little flower is to the layout.
Three different colors make up the little crochet flower cluster in the left bottom corner of the page. The three colors of the flowers are pulled together by adding that one single green colored plant leaf. I love the matching rhinestone flower hearts. They give this party layout an extra festive vibe. The page is filled with lovely tangible embellishments: notice the little felt cupcake that is added on top of the satin ribbon! I love how the page is divided into two halves with the upper half in black and white and a significant color explosion in the lower half, including the very colorful crochet flower cluster!
The title with its golden shiny swirls is the most striking feature of this layout. The color palette of the page is black, white and gold with just a little bit of pink to provide an extra color pop. And that is exactly what the little pink crochet flower provides! It forms a very small design triangle with the two added green crochet leaves and is the perfect finishing touch to a layout with lots of interesting embellishments as well as lots of white space. The pink is echoed in the little heart with the arrow and in some of the colorful paint splatters.
Button Those Flowers Up!
We saw some colorful rhinestones being used as the hearts of the flowers. That is a wonderful idea! You can also use buttons for the flower hearts. This gives a lovely hand-made artisan vibe to your page. The combination of crochet flowers with buttons is so cute! And there are endless possibilities for variety: different colors, sizes, adding
This cute little baby is clearly “chillin'”. The color scheme of the page is pink and white, so I’m sort of assuming that this little infant is a little girl. The added pink embellishments are very cute: don’t you just love that little owl? And I love the added pink circles, they really add a lot of interest to the page. The lacy crochet flower is a lovely addition to the layout. It mirrors the baby’s white outfit and it is very cuddly and tangible. Its pink button heart helps to make it a true eye-catching part of the page.
The flowers on this page are both crocheted and made from felt. All of them have cute little button hearts. The felt flowers have fuchsia colored flower button hearts and the crochet flowers (notice the two layers!) have white round button hearts. The buttons aid in attaching the flowers to the page. The pink colors of the flowers are continued in the pink flowery background paper. This ties in those different page elements quite nicely.
In this layout, the double layered crochet flowers are also sewn to the page using bright white round buttons. The flowers are made in the colors of the color scheme and are arranged in a random column on the right side of the photo. This column is balanced by the big title letters and birthday cake embellishments. I love the bright happy colors of this page. They are perfect for a two-year-old’s birthday party! Notice the colorful little dots added in with the crochet flowers!
The same crochet flower combinations (double layers with the bright white round buttons) have been used in this Sweet layout. This time, the flowers are arranged in a semi-circle with both open ends pointing at the star of the show: the photo of the cute little girl! This page is so fun and colorful! The little crochet flowers help to add some dimension and textural interest to the layout.
Cluster Them Like A Garland
As we saw in the previous layout, you can get very cute results when you don’t just cluster the crochet flowers together, but arrange them in a line or circle. In this little
In this layout, pale pastel colored flowers are added to a pennant garland, drawing the eye to the photo of the cute sleeping dog. The flowers fit the chosen color scheme perfectly and have a pearl bead or a crochet heart as the flower center. The cute swirl doodles and the delicate butterflies emphasize the soft vibe of this layout, making the black and white photo really stand out.
This layout has a completely different vibe. The hot pink of the background and the bright yellow letters of the title really pop. Most of the embellishments are clustered on a festive garland. These include some buttons, some colorful tags and, of course, the crochet flowers. The flowers are multi-colored and some of them are even multilayered. What a fun layout!
Cluster Them With Other Types Of Flowers
Crochet flowers can be easily clustered with other types of flowers to create a colorful, “touchable” and very diverse flower cluster. Depending on the type of flowers (and their colors) you cluster together, the vibe of the layout can really change dramatically. Let’s take a look at some examples of crochet flowers being clustered with paper flowers, doodled flowers, felt flowers etc.
In this layout the clustered flowers really emphasize the “Sunny Disposition” sentiment of the page. The crochet flowers are of the doily type variety, leaving the 3D effect to the other colorful flower types. I love the combination of the different flowers, the felt title letters and the embroidered frame around the main photo. The strip of colorful striped patterned paper running horizontally across the layout really pulls all those colors and materials together in one great unified page. Wonderful!
This vintage type layout has a completely different vibe to it. The color scheme is muted greens and browns. The crochet flowers are clustered together with a stamped doily (giving a lovely subtle dimensional effect!) and some swirly leaves. One of the crochet flowers is quite elaborate with different color layers and layer styles, making it the natural center of the cluster and helping to draw the eye to the cute baby photo.
This layout also has a quite vintage-like style, but with the chosen color scheme involving pink it is more colorful than the previous page. The pink crochet flowers are clustered together with some gorgeous felt roses and other types of flowers. I particularly love the sprig of green popping up in the right upper corner of the page, with the pearl-like berries (or flowers?). I assume this is a digital page given that “real” felt flowers would probably be too bulky to include in a traditional paper scrapbook layout. It is a great idea for a shadow box though!
The crochet flowers on this layout are clustered with all different kinds of flowers, leaves
In stark contrast to the previous page, this layout is the epitome of bright colors and serenity. What a beautiful photo of the proud mama holding the precious little twin babies. The bright yellow crochet flower (love that little yellow button in the center!) is grouped in a wreath frame around the photo together with floral die cuts. The crochet piece adds a lot of warmth and “cuddliness” to the cluster, as does the little doily peeking out above the photo. And I absolutely love the bright yellow patterned paper background. It is such a happifying color!
The flower cluster on this layout provides some of the color pop, together with the girl and snowman drawing. The two-toned pink crochet flower
The main photo on this layout doesn’t really need a lot of embellishing: it such a great and cute shot! Nevertheless, the creator of this page has added even móre cuteness to the layout by adding clusters of doilies, flowers and butterflies. In stark contrast, the matting for the photo is a camo print! What an unusual choice for a girl page! Love it!
Finishing Touches To A Colorful Layout
Sometimes you can use the crochet flowers as the color pop of the page and at other times they provide the finishing touch to an already very colorful page. Either way, crochet flowers are able to add that extra “wow”-factor to your scrapbooking layouts. Ready to see some examples? Let’s go!
This is a colorful layout, there’s no doubt about that! Even though the page already has a lot of great features (the layering of different types of patterned paper, the little elephant cluster and the scalloped polka dot edge) leaving the photo on its own on that cute blue flower background paper would not have been enough. And that is where the crochet flowers come to the rescue! Their colors match the page’s color scheme and they provide the finishing touch to this page quite perfectly.
Another very colorful layout! Love that bright green and yellow. And those floral die cuts are just perfect. The little cute soft pink crochet flower add a bit of extra impact to the big letters of the title. It is balanced by a little floral die cut on the letter “d”. I love the double layering of the crochet flower and the added crochet leaves with the two shades of green mimic that floral die cut perfectly.
Put Them In A Row
We’ve put the crochet flowers in clusters and in garlands, but what would happen if we simply just put them in a row? Adding either horizontal or vertical rows of crochet flowers can be just the embellishing your scrapbook layout needs. Sometimes the simple ideas are the best! Scroll down with me and take a look at some examples!
Three crochet flowers in a vertical row are the only embellishment this cute photo needs. The flower colors are inspired by the light blue shirt of the little child and their little yellow flower heart give the page an extra pop of color. Two different types of crochet flowers are used, the middle one being the most elaborate, in order to prevent the little crochet flower row being too boring. I love the giant oversized polka dots on the patterned paper!
This layout shows a horizontal row of crochet flowers. The flowers all have two layers that fit the color scheme of the page beautifully and all have white button flower hearts. This gives a playful effect that emphasizes the “Silly” theme of the page. The little flags and the gorgeous hot pink background patterned paper also help! Notice the little pieces of washi tape that hold the photos in place!
Use Them As A Vintage Style Embellishment
In some of the previously shown scrapbook layouts we have already come across the vintage look and seen how crochet flowers can add to that vibe. Now, let’s take a closer look at some examples of how you can use crochet flowers on actual vintage pages!
I love the color scheme of this layout with it’s deep purples and beiges. The two crochet flowers fit this color palette perfectly and add an extra dimension to this vintage page. As you can see, crochet flowers cluster very well with all sorts of materials. On this layout they are clustered with vintage lace, a string of pearls and even a mini-mannequin!
This layout has a completely different kind of vintage vibe. The creator of the page included a very cute photo of herself as a young girl and journals a little bit about herself in that time. This combination alone makes this an interesting page, but the added embellishments make this page perfect in all its simplicity. The glitter letters of the title, the green leaf photo frame layered on a grungy floral green background, combined with the two colorful and elaborate crochet flowers make this scrapbook layout absolutely gorgeous!
Use Them As The Color Pop In Your Design
We’ve seen some examples of this already, but let’s focus once more on the power of the crochet flower to provide a cute and cuddly pop of color to a scrapbook page!
This cute kid is going places and prefers to stay safe doing it! I love the orange-heavy color scheme of the page combined with some dark red and an absolutely beautiful shade of blue. The simple flower, with its open leaves and center, crocheted with the brightest orange yarn ever produced is that extra pop of color that this page needs. Just perfect!
Use Them As Design Triangle Elements
You’ve probably heard of the famous “design triangle” where it is considered pleasing to the eye to have three distinct elements or clusters arranged in a sort of triangle shape. Once you are aware of them, you will see them everywhere! You can, of course, use crochet flowers (or clusters of crochet flowers) for this very purpose. Let’s take a look at some examples!
In this layout, the crochet flowers on the upper corners of the photo and the two little yellow buttons on the lower right corner of the photo form a design triangle. The triangle frames the photos and draws the eye to them. Using different types of embellishments (and in this case different colors or numbers) keeps the triangle interesting and diverse.
The little green crochet flowers form a small design triangle around the “Here’s my heart” card. This time, all the elements of the triangle are the same shape and color. This adds to the tranquility of the page. The green color of the flowers matches the color scheme (green and red, based on the outfit of the little baby girl) perfectly. I love the red popping journaling strips.
The design triangle is yet again present around the photo. It is such an effective way of drawing the eye! The two crochet flower clusters form the triangle with the “Easter Sunday” title on the right lower corner of the photo. The crochet flowers, made in the yellow and white color scheme of the layout, add a real softness to the page.
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