Two fun techniques that add texture to your layout using yarn. *As seen on my Mickeys Garden Layout. Its best to use a very thin yarn for both of these. The yarn I chose is 75% recycled cotton so thats an added bonus. Its calld "Almond" Eco-Cotton by Red Heart (pictured below). My crochet hook is a 2.55mm size.
For the crocheted circle, start by punching small holes around your shape, making sure the hole is large enough for your crochet hook to fit thru with yarn. For this example I double crocheted in each hole and added a chain stitch between each double crochet.
I used gluedots for the yarn flower centers. Cut a 2" length of yarn and coil it around to fill the glue dot starting with the outter edge. Once you fill the center and press the yarn down well, you just cut the excess and attach the glue dot as the flower center. Simple, but cute, right?