What are they?
Embellishments are decorative items that can be added to a larger project to add details and features. The two main kinds of embellishments are ones used for papercraft such as glitter, tape, stickers and charms and ones used for sewing such as buttons, ribbon and sequins. You’re not limited to those materials though, flowers, string, pegs, feathers and wooden shapes can be used.
Where can I buy them?
You can buy embellishments in every kind of craft store, most supermarkets and some high street stores. My favourite places to shop are Poundland, Paperchase, The Works and Hobbycraft which all have a large and varied range of materials you can use.
What can I use them for?
Papercraft embellishments are perfect for card making projects, scrapbooking and stationary, whilst sewing embellishments are ideal for jazzing up old clothes or adding a personalised touch using buttons and lace.
Why do you like them?
I’m a huge fan of scrapbooking and I’ve found embellishments invaluable for really making a page stand out, they can make even the most sparse page look eye-catching with minimal effort, which is very useful when you have a lot of pages to catch up on as I usually do!
Are you a fan of embellishments, what’s your favourite type? Do you have a particular place you like to shop for your supplies?