November 5, 2009 3:32 pm
I saw this flower pin from Anthropologie and absolutely loved it.
So I tried to make one and was so happy with the way it came out. I thought I’d share the tutorial with you!
I wanted mine to be off white, but with a little color variation.I took 5 strips of fabric, each one slightly smaller than the last. I also had a couple round pieces of tulle.
Ruffle each piece of fabric on one side.
Here’s what you’ll have.
Now for the base of the pin. Get a piece of fabric and fold it over so you have two layers.
Cut them in a circle and sew or (using my best friend) hot glue together.
Get your widest strip of fabric and form it in a circle so that the ends meet.
Glue the ends together.
Glue it to your base piece.
Get your next piece of fabric and do the same thing.
After applying each piece I trim the edges in a wavy way to mimic flower petals. You can trim it however way you like.
Keep adding the layers, throw in some tulle as needed. Make sure you do the widest piece first and end with the narrowest piece. At the end, glue a pin to the back.
**My tip- glue the pin at the top end of the back so that way the heavy flower won’t topple over when you wear it. Or you can add a pin at the top and bottom for extra security.**
You can add whatever you want to the center. Here’s the pearls I added.
Or you can add a vintage broach…
…or perhaps a rhinestone pin.
I love the depth of the flower.
Here it is on my favorite jacket from Anthropologie.
I also made some in some other colors.
And if you don’t want to make your own, hop on over to my etsy store
to get one there!
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