‘Flower Pin’terest

Last week I participated in the Pinterest Challenge. I joined the challenge to help me jump start doing a few do-it-yourself projects on my DIY and Craft Pinterest board. My second completed project is a flower pin! This was such a fun project that I made a few of them!

The materials I used:

  • Fabric – I suggest a thicker sturdy fabric like felt for the base. I used felt for the yellow and white flowers and a polyester/cotton blend for the pink (all from Michaels)
  • Pattern to trace – I included my flower pattern used in the white flower. I used basic circles for the yellow flower and a smaller size flower for the pink flower. You can also enlarge the template for a bigger flower.
  • Scissors
  • Pen to trace the pattern
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pin (if you want to pin it to a sweater, coat, dress, handbag, etc.) or alligator clip (if you want to use it for your hair)

Steps

  1. Cut a circle the size of a quarter.
  2. Trace and cut six to eight flowers – depending on how full your want your flower.
  3. Fold the flower in half.
  4. Fold the flower again so it is now a quarter of the original size.
  5. Trim the end.
  6. Apply hot glue to the end you just cut and glue it to the circle base. Repeat this step 3 times Imagine your circle base is divided into 4 parts. Glue a flower (petal) in each part.
  7. Glue 2 to 3 petals in the center.
  8. Lastly, glue the pin or alligator clip to the bottom of the pin. (My husband took the later photos with his iPhone because our camera is broken. The pictures were too blurry but I didn’t realize it until later and I didn’t want to push my luck and have him retake them.)

The pink flower is for my daughter’s hair. I borrowed it and used it to add a splash of color to a grey dress.

Below is a link to the ‘pin’ that was my inspiration. It includes a link to the original source.

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