DIY: Flower Pin

DIY Flower Pin

As seen in the sweet hometown boho wedding we shared this morning, this DIY is a twist on a traditional blossom and the versatile pin is easily made in different sizes + colors. Cluster a couple flowers on the side or attach them to flower girl barrettes for a sweet DIY touch! Thanks so much to Karin Kamb of Clever Girl Consulting for sharing this easy DIY with us!

Materials needed (for one flower about 3.5″ across):
• Scissors
• 1/8 of a yard of Satin or Dupioni silk in the color of your choice (amount of material needed will depend on the desired finished size of the flower)
• Lighter
• Needle
• Embroidery thread in complementing color
• Velvet millinery leaves (optional)
• Pin back or alligator clip

Flower Pin Step One

Step One:Cut out the petals. Start with 2 in the desired finished size (here, about 3.5”) and gradually decrease the diameter, until you have between 7-10 petals of different sizes. If desired, you could also use fabrics in contrasting colors for a multi-colored blossom.

Flower Pin Step 2

Step Two:Gently singe the edges of the petals with a lighter. This creates a slight raised, uneven edge to the petals that give the pin a distinctive look.

Flower Pin Step 3

Step Three:Tie the French Knots. Stack 2-3 of the smallest singed petals and using the embroidery thread, stitch a cluster of French knots in the center.

Flower Pin Step 4

Step Four:Attach the top petals (with the French knots) to the rest of the stack of petals.

Flower Pin Step 5

Step Five:Stich on the pin back or alligator clip. Wrap (or sew) the velvet millinery leaves on the clip. And that’s it. Your pretty flower pin is ready to wear. :)

DIY Flower Pin

Thanks so much to Karin Kamb of Clever Girl Consulting for the DIY today!

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  1. beautiful!
    just thought I should leave a helpful note – dupioni silk will not singe at the edges like satin does. you need to use a polyester based fabric for this type of flower.

    have fun!

  2. Beautiful! You could add this on a simple choker too. Or to a sun hat or beret.


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