Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Felt flower pins


Who doesn't love flowers?  I don't know if you've noticed or not, but flowers are everywhere.  They are made into pins, necklaces, put on hats, purses, etc...  This flower broach is very easy, fun, and quick to make.


 Brittany was having a great time making the broaches.  

She is going to show us how to make them.

 (by the way, she has her own blog at 10growing.blogspot.com 
which she would love for you to stop by and take a look at. )


 Pin your flower pattern to the felt.
Cut out 5 flowers-unless you fit more than one in the center (Fitting more than one in the center would make your flower more full). You also need to cut out one circle about the size of a nickel that will serve as the center to glue the flowers to.


 All cut out.  Now fold the flower in half, and then in half again.

 Cut off the tip.


 Put a dab of glue on the bottom where you cut.



We found that as you fold the flower there are two sides.  The flower seemed to look better if you placed the rounded corner towards the inside of the flower, and the one with the double corners toward the outside of the pin.


 Place it on the circle.  Do the 4 corners and then in the middle.  Depending on where the four corners end up, you may have room for more than one flower in the center.



 Here are the pins we found to put on the back.  
They were supposed to be sticky, but they didn't stick very well.  


So we chose to hot glue the pins to the flower.  



Brittany quote, "It's great, all of the glue is on the back, so if I put too much, 
you can't see it from the front."  :0)






Here it is on a sweater.


 On a hat.


And, on a purse...

I first saw this flower pin at the Jones Design Company website

10 comments:

  1. I love them! They are the perfect little detail.
    P.S Thank you for dropping by!! And no, I am not Brazilian if I understood the question right! I am from Europe :)
    Best
    Maya

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  2. Great tutorial!!! I need to teach my daughter this so we can be stylin'! Great gift idea!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and I feel honored that you're following my crazy house destruction, I mean renovation!!! :)

    I'm following you, too!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

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  3. What a great idea! Your daughter is adorable too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. What a great project that looks so sweet but is so simple to make. They look great. I'm your newest Follower returning the visit from SomethingCreatedEveryday.blogspot.com.

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  5. So fun. That is amazing that your daughter has her own blog. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

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  6. Great idea...could you clarify what these two statements mean:
    "Cut out 5 flowers-unless you fit more than one in the center."--after you place the paper flower on the felt, what exactly are you talking about "fitting more than one in the center?"

    and

    "Place it on the circle."--what circle are you referencing? Are you supposed to cut out a felt circle to glue the petals onto?

    Thanks for you help! - Tawni

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    1. Yes, I'll try my best to explain: You trace and cut out five flowers from the felt. You also cut out a small circle from the felt, about the size of a dime. You can see the circle that we cut out on the picture that shows us glueing on the pin on the back. Then, as the post explains you glue one flower onto each corner. Depending on the size of the circle you cut out, and how full you'd like to make your whole broach, you can glue just one flower in the center, or you can try to squeeze in another one or two (after you already have the other four-one on each corner-glued on). So, if you want to glue more than one in the center, you would need to cut out more than five flowers---one for each corner, and then however many you want to fit in the center. Does that make sense?

      Trusts that helps Tawni. Feel free to ask again if it still is confusing.

      Melissa

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    2. ohhhhh- thanks for that clarification- I was wondering the same thing (I'm not very crafty, so I really need things spelled out for me :-)
      what a sweet idea- can't wait to try it with my own girls! Thanks!(got the link from moneysavingmom.com)

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