DIY Suede Flowers – A Fashion Embellishment

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Square feature image closeup of three suede flowers. One on a headband with pearls in the center and two larger ones with green bead centers.

These DIY suede flowers make a perfect embellishment for any fashion accessory.

I made two different-sized suede flowers. The smaller suede flower measures about 2 inches in diameter. The larger suede flowers measure about 3.25 inches in diameter.

DIY Suede Flowers on hat and headband

These flowers took minutes with a little extra for drying. I used E6000 to glue everything since it forms a strong bond to suede and plastic. You can also use faux suede or faux leather!

There are so many ways to use these cute DIY suede flowers. Use different beads to match your accessories or make them as gifts for family and friends.

Add DIY Suede Flowers to…

  • Hats
  • Handbags
  • Summer totes
  • Make a boho bracelet
  • Use as a scarf clip
  • Add a pin to the back to make a brooch
  • Add to shoes or sandals with blank shoe clips or glue on a loop to thread through laces
  • Hair accessories
  • Belts

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Supplies

Make A Small Suede Flower – 3 Easy Steps

Here's a closeup of the complete Small Suede Flower glued to a headband.

STEP 1: Cut Seven Petals

To make a small suede flower, print out the template from the Supplies List above and cut out seven petals. Do not worry about making them perfect.

Photo of seven suede flower petals cut to make a suede flower.
Seven flower petals

STEP 2: Fold and Glue

Fold each petal in half and use a dab of E6000 on the inside end as shown below. Use metal binder clips to hold each petal in place and let dry for at least 25 minutes.

STEP 1 - SMALL SUEDE FLOWER: Pinch each petal in half and use a dab of E6000 on the inside bottom as shown. Use metal binder clips to hold in place 
and let dry for at least 25 minutes.
Secure with clips while drying.

STEP 3: Glue To A Suede Circle

Glue the petals using E6000 to a suede circle (about .75″ in diameter). When all of the petals are in place, let it set up for a few minutes then add a generous amount of glue to the center of the flower and sprinkle beads or pearls onto the center. Let the completed flower dry for at least 25 minutes.

STEP 2 - SMALL SUEDE FLOWER: Glue the petals using E6000 to a suede circle 
(about .75" in diameter). When all of the petals are in place, let it set up for a few minutes then add a generous amount of glue to the center of the flower and sprinkle beads or pearls onto the center. Let the completed flower dry for at least 25-minutes.
Glue petals to a round base of suede.

TIP: To add the flower to a headband, I recommend gluing wrapped twine to the headband first. This will give the flower a good base to stick to.

STEP 3 - SMALL SUEDE FLOWER: Put a long bead of E6000  on a headband and wrap it with twine. This will give the flower a good base to stick to.

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How to Make The Large Suede Flower – 4 Easy Steps

DIY Suede Flowers - two large suede flowers closeup
Large Suede Flowers

STEP 1: Cut Six Petals

To make the large suede flower, print out the template from the Supplies List above and cut out six petals.

STEP 2: Fold And Glue

Fold and glue the end of each petal to look like an accordion (as shown below) and use E6000 to glue them in place. Clip each petal with metal binder clips and let dry for at least 25 minutes.

STEP 1 - LARGE SUEDE FLOWER: Fold and glue the end of each petal like an accordion using E6000.
Fold like an accordion.
STEP 2 - LARGE SUEDE FLOWER: Clip each petal with metal binder clips and let dry for 
at least 25-minutes.
Secure with clips while drying.

STEP 3: Glue To A Suede Circle

Glue the petals using E6000 to a suede circle (about 1″ in diameter). Let dry for at least 25 minutes.

STEP 3 - LARGE SUEDE FLOWER: Glue the petals using E6000 to a suede circle (about 1" in diameter). Let dry for at least 25-minutes.

STEP 4: make a sparkly center bead (optional)

Use a large flat bead for the center or cover a glass gem with E6000 and sprinkle seed beads on it as shown below.

STEP 4 - LARGE SUEDE FLOWER: Cover a glass gem with E6000 and sprinkle seed beads on it. 
Let set up a bit then you can carefully pick it up and dunk it in the seed beads to cover the sides of other spots missed before the glue dries completely.
DIY Suede Flowers PIN3 - Vertical Pinterest Pin to share.
If you love this easy DIY, Pin-It to your Pinterest craft boards to come back to later.

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