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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Pin Board Flowers

Today's project is a follow-up to a previous post. I promised (on the 19th September) that I would show you how to make flower pins and today is the day!

It is easy to enhance your pin boards and this blog-make explains how to create these cute flower pins in three steps using clear pins and felt flowers.

Lella Loves... Flower Pins

I previously showed you how easy it was to make your own pin board by simply taking a cork tile and covering it with a fat quarter of designer fabric.

Here is that post:

As long as you have a cork-based board, these flower pins will work for you.

Lella Loves... Flower Pins

You will need to use clear pins such as these which I bought in Staples.

Lella Loves... Flower Pins

I chose them because they are the perfect size for a finger-pull pin and they are clear.

Lella Loves... Flower Pins

These delightful felted flowers where bought off eBay. You will also need a pair of scissors and glue may be used once you are happy with the look.

Lella Loves... Flower Pins

To start, take a flower and, using the tips of the scissors....

Lella Loves... Flower Pins

....snip a teeny tiny hole in the back.

Lella Loves... Flower Pins

Slide the end of the scissors in to the hole and gently lift and separate the felted fibres.

Lella Loves... Flower Pins

Take a pin and insert its head in to the small opening.

Lella Loves... Flower Pins

Make sure you rotate the flower so it covers the top of the pin.

Lella Loves... Flower Pins

Continue to do this until you have covered as many as you want. Once you are happy with your flower-covered pin heads, glue them in place by adding a drop of glue inside the flower. Re-insert the pin and twist to spread the glue. Leave to dry.

Lella Loves... Flower Pins

By choosing a funky, floral fabric, the flower pins will look great. I love the way they stand off the board and look like little flowers in the breeze.

If you enjoyed this blog-make, do feel free to leave a comment. Let me know if you can't find any of the items as I will happily make you up a flower pin kit and send it to you.

Have a lovely day.  Keep warm!

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1 comment:

  1. Oh they're so cute!! Great idea. New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my link party going on right now :)

    Have a great week!!


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