Today I have a real treat for you, and just in time for Mother's Day! I have had this project pinned for a really long time now and have been putting it off because it just looked too hard, but hey guess what its not too bad! Ok so I may be comparing this to the curtains which took a really long time to do so anything seems easy at this point but whatever :) Today's project is a dahlia flower pin and Im super excited to share with you! Below is the original inspiration for todays project.
A good tutorial is from Make and Do Girl, she has the patterns I used to make the petals for the flower. Go to her site, poke around, give her some blog love and check out her patterns that were seriously just perfect! She also has tips of different kinds of felt, but since Hobby Lobby only has one kind to chose from I didnt really pay attention to that.
Make and Do Girl for the patterns, I didnt come up with them so I wont take credit for them. She even tells you how many to cut out which out of everything was the most useful bit by far! Oh and the cardboard is to give the flower a little stability, which you will never even if you dont want to make this a pin, so dont forget this step. You can use a cereal box so dont go and buy cardboard Im sure you have something you could us around the house!
If you dont want to do a button/jewel you can just cut a thin strip of felt, roll it up and glue it into the center of the flower. Which you can see above, and on a side note this is also the flower I did the correct way.
For Mother's Day though, all you need to do is add a pin backing with hot glue so they can wear it as a broach and you are good to go! Super easy right?! Well the cutting does take some time but you know what I think they are so cute and cant wait to experiment with other colors! What are you going to do with yours?!?
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