I made these felt flower pins a while back as gifts for my scrapbooking buddies. Weelll, it was a bit more than "awhile", they were Christmas gifts!! There are 10 of us "gals" who get together each and every Wednesday for a little "girl time". Most of us do manage to get at least some scrapbooking done each time we get together!! lol!
I wanted to give each of them something special for Christmas and this is what I came up with. I made a bunch of the flowers and then put them on a wire card display tree "thingie". Then I let the girls each pick out their favorite pin. It made it very easy for the girls to see all of the choices! When I got home from our little "Holiday Party" I realised that I had forgotten to take a picture of whole display!! Darn!!!
Well these are the old maids that no one wanted!! hahaha!!
They went together very quickly ~ I just picked several colors of felt, used various flower shapes from the Stampin Up! dies and spent about 15 minutes zipping them through the Big Shot!!
I wanted to have a border around the base flower and finally figured out a way to get it without too much trouble. I took the largest flower and laid it onto a contrasting piece of felt. Then I rough cut the base piece and sewed these 2 together. I then trimmed the base piece so that there was just a bit of the contrasting felt sticking out from underneath. I cut small holes in the center of each of the flowers and then either sewed a button through all of the layers or inserted a fancy (haha) rhinstone brad through the whole stack.
Then I went to town on them with one of my favorite guilty pleasures ~ glitter!!
To me the hardest part of using glitter is knowing when to say "ENOUGH ALREADY"!!!
Believe me, the worst feeling in the world is to have spent a good amount of time on a project, have painstakingly added some "extras" and then decided to add ....one.....more....dot....of...glitter...right...here...and then plooomph.....a big glob of glue shoots out onto your previously perfect project. ARRRGGGHHHH!!!!
Hope you enjoyed my felt flower pins!! I think I am going to try some nice springy ones next made with regular fabrics!!