I’ve seen these tutorials for a while now all over Blogland. The only difference is that most require you to cut perfect circles and sew them all together. Well, I was getting ready for work one day and had the idea for these and was able to pull it together in about 10 minutes. LOVE short projects with big outcomes. I recently saw flower pins like this at Ann Taylor Loft (although not as full) for $15. This was free because I had the materials on hand.
-Fabric (I used about 1/8 to 1/4 yard or so)
-Small piece of felt
-Pin for the back of the flower
1. Cut several circles out of the fabric you choose. You can use a template (like a Tupperware or a glass) if you like, but they really don’t have to be exact, just similar in size. I cut about 30 circles for a nice full pin. Also cut a circle out of a piece of felt (for the backing).
2. Have your glue gun ready! Take each circle and fold in half, and then in half again. Once you have it folded, twist a little so it looks like the picture below. This will give you each of your petals.
3. Take your petal and apply glue down one side. Place on your felt circle with the tip in the middle of the circle. You’ll repeat this step moving around the circle until your bottom layer is done.
4. Build your petals on top of the bottom layer and keep filling in until your flower is finished. It’s up to you how full you want your flower.
All done! The pink flower is a linen type fabric, so it’s not as tight as the yellow and black flower. Again, it’s up to you how tight you glue your petals and how many circles you cut.