flower pin {tutorial}

This project comes straight from the ever-creative Nonna. She made a flower pin for Audrey {seen below} and it was so cute, I asked her to show me her tricks.

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And the wonderful Nonna obliged.

So here is the tutorial for the

flower pin

Here’s what you’ll need:

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:: fabric {I used wool, but any fabric will work}

:: scissors

:: pen

:: pin {sorry, it didn’t make it into the photo}

:: hot glue gun & glue

:: pattern {get yours at the end of the post}

STEP ONE: trace the pattern onto fabric.

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You’ll need six to  seven petals and one circle.

STEP TWO: cut out pieces

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No need to cut them perfectly, but try to cut inside of the line so that the ink doesn’t show {or use one of those fancy disappearing ink pens}

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STEP THREE: fold a petal in half

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STEP FOUR: and then in half again

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STEP FIVE: snip off the point

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STEP SIX: glue to circle

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{just pretend that my nail polish is not the ugliest thing you’ve ever seen. My mom suggested I get a manicure before I take photos of my hands – clearly I did not listen to her advice prior to this one. Sorry mom.}

continuing on …

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STEP SEVEN: continue with three more petals

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you’ll have this:

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STEP EIGHT: quarter & snip petal, then add to the center

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add two or three to the center, depending on desired fullness.

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STEP NINE: add pin

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using a dot of hot glue, attach to back of circle.

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Pin to your favorite sweater, attach to a headband, stitch onto a pillow or embellish a lampshade.

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So many possibilities with this one.

I just freehanded my pattern and you are welcome to copy, paste & print. Enlarge or decrease the size to change the look of the flower.

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Happy flower making!

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140 Responses to flower pin {tutorial}

  1. Jeau November 7, 2011 at 5:23 am #

    Sweet!. Reblogged at http://jolifetoday.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/10-bits-of-awesomeness-diy/

    xo Jeau

  2. Tonya Pence November 7, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    I just made 6 of these in different colors and I just love them! I am going to make more because my girlfriends are going to love them too. They are so easy and quick to make. I plan to make some for attaching to headbands for my nieces too. Thank you for sharing this really fun flower!

  3. Sarah November 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    So sweet! Gave me the inspiration to craft again! What fabric did Nonna use?

  4. Suz November 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Thanks for the great tutorial! I found it on Pinterest. Just made my first flower out of felt. Now I’ll be making more of these as wearable package decorations for friends this Christmas.

  5. lisa December 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    love the craft.. off to do it right now because I actually have those things at home (sign of a really great craft!). AAANND… can I say that I love that your nail polish is imperfect! I don’t know you… but I do know my mom would have suggested the same thing. It’s real life… thanks!

  6. Cindy December 15, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Love this tutorial! I’m making them for all my girl friends. They’re going to looooove them!

    I recommend:
    * Getting the 20% wool felt or higher. The flower looks more professional.
    *Bringing the flower and circle pattern with you to the fabric store so you choose the yardage based on how the pattern fits on the felt.

    I didn’t bring the pattern. I guessed with 1/4 yard and wasted some felt. I got 3 flowers out of 1/4 yard. 2 of the 3 flowers had 7 petals. The last one had 6 petals. I recommend 7 petals.

    I bought everything at Jo-Ann Crafts. Thanks Emily!

  7. Jessica March 24, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial! I made these tonight out of old tee-shirts and they turned out darling! Only took about 15 minutes each, so that makes this project one of my favorites…fast, cheap, and easy!

  8. ririn May 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    tk

  9. Haydee @ {how sweet life is} September 13, 2012 at 7:08 am #

    I was looking for ideas for barrettes for my sweet girls and think I am going to try this soon. I have some felt leftover from my nursery mobile project (still in progress!); do you think I can use felt instead of wool? Thanks Emily!

  10. Sue October 13, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    You are a most inspirinational person – just awsome – thank you

  11. Jen Blakesley June 27, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    Thanks for this great tutorial. Cannot wait to start making flowers. I will be attaching then to hair clips instead of pins!!! :)

  12. Miss Manitas July 25, 2014 at 5:45 am #

    Supercute!!

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