At the Ashtead Craft Club on Wednesday evening I will be demo-ing how to make yarn/twine flowers. Very useful as decoration for cards, tags, pressies, and anything else you care to think of!
These are very simple to make. First you create a loom with cardboard and pins. The size of the flower is dictated by the size of the cardboard circles. Instructions can be found here.
Two different sized looms used for this card, with some sparkly yarn. Then added a couple of buttons for the centres, and some thin wire for the stems.
I tried satin ribbon too, a little tricky as it is a bit slippy, but very effective.
Another raid into my mother's old button tin, and some scalloped die-cut circles from painted bookpages to finish.
I've tried all kinds materials; as long as it is pliable enough to wrap around the loom, it will work!