I am in love with all of the little flower pins you see around blogland these days. This is my version of one I saw by the very elegant Emily at Jones Design Co.
I made my flowers out of a scrap of taupe satin polyester taken from the hem of a dress I cut off for my daughter.
For each flower cut three 3″ squares and three 2″ squares.
Then round each square off to a circle-ish shape.
Once you get your circles, carefully singe the edges in a candle flame. The raw edges will self seal, melt a little, and curl up nicely. Be careful not to burn the fabric or your fingers.
Stack your little melty circles up on top of each other and pin together.
I used some sparkly beads I already had on hand and stitched them to the center of each flower. Stitching the beads on also holds the flower petals/ layers in place.
To do the backs, I first cut out circles of tan felt and heavy weight iron-on interfacing.
The interfacing circle should be just a tiny bit smaller in diameter than the felt circle. Iron the interfacing circle to the felt circle. Once I had that pieced together I just ran a line of Aleene’s Tacky Glue around the inner edge of the felt circle.
I pressed the glued circles on to the backs of the ‘silk’ flowers and let them set up for a few hours.
Once dry, I hot glued pin backs on the felt.
Ta DAAAH!!! Again, this is how the pin looks all done.
Instead of making pins out of all of the flowers I even stitched one to a headband for my daughter, and she loves it!
Halie would like for me to make some more of these headbands (in different colors, etc.) but I can’t find any more skinny metal headbands. I had this one in a drawer. It was originally purchased at the Dollar Tree a year or so ago. I’ve looked just about everywhere I can think of lately (WalMart, Target, Michael’s, Dollar Tree), but no luck. Have you seen them anywhere for a reasonable price?
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