Jane

I thought I'd throw you off by showing a serious look. Doesn't it make you want to laugh? My boobs really aren't that big either. But, I'm not going to complain about the camera capturing them that way.

Don't you think this brooch turned out lovely? You can also pin it to a hat and throw it out in the backyard, err I mean put it on your baby's head.

Materials:

  • Premade flower with stem
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Felt
  • Safety pin

Start with a store bought flower. I found this one at Hobby Lobby on sale. Just pop the stem off. A small piece of plastic will be left sticking out. Gently pull away the green leaf layer. You can see that the flower is just hot glued together.

Continue pulling the flower apart. In the first picture above, you can barely see that there are white plastic inserts. These help give form to the flower. I thought it was too much form so I removed them. Once the forms are removed, use hot glue to attach the petals back together. Exclude the small center piece with the plastic straw stem.

Cut a circular piece of felt. You could just hot glue the felt to the back of the flower, but why stop there when you are having so much fun? Let's cut slits in the felt and insert a safety pin to make a brooch. Hot glue the felt to the flower.

Pick out a button and hot glue it to the center of the front of the flower.

The Real Deal: It cost about $5 in materials if you buy them on half off at Hobby Lobby.

9 Comments
  1. Love it!  Always wondered why the flowers look great in the store but way too poofy to make them into the ones I see on headbands, etc…

  2. So pretty! I love the detail you show in how you connect the pin. Thanks for all the great tutorials.

  3. Love the info–I have never made one but hope to soon!

  4. I love all your flowers!  They are super fun to make!  Thanks for all the excellent ideas. 

  5. This is an awesome project.  I made one myself and posted it on my blog today. http://mouseinmypocket.com/2011/03/national-craft-month-2011-day-3/  I made sure to link back to here, tho because yours is very pretty and has nice easy to read instructions.  Thanks for the great idea.

  6. What a brilliantly easy and cute idea, thanks!!

  7. Beautiful! I tried a premade flower on a headband annnnnd it didn’t come out this awesome! Great taste!

  8. Fanstastic idea!  Here at least less cutting is needed as compared with cutting your own paper petals.  Thanks!

  9. Love the idea of repurposing a silk flower… but please don't pin this to a hat for a baby.  It could be very dangerous for a child younger than 3 years old.

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