Vintage craft magazines can be such great sources of inspiration! Like this felt flower project from McCall’s Needlework and Crafts magazine from 1967 .
It’s a trinket box and what I like about it is the technique. It can be adapted to so many materials and end uses. They suggest you use felt for the flowers and leaves, but you could also use different types and colors of paper, fabric, leather or even rolled fondant! The magazine had a little pattern for the flowers.
Download them for your own use. Then you can resize them as needed in photo editing software.
I did a needlework felt flower project based in part on this idea. The project in McCalls suggested gluing the flowers down, but I used french knots to embroider the felt flowers to the surface. Here’s the end result:
I also created a crafting kit using this idea, so you can make one yourself without having to collect all the materials. Have a look!