May 30, 2012

How To Make A Flower Pin

The flower pins I made for the Fancy Flea were a huge success

I have used this basic flower on, bags, hats, pillows, and brides bouquets, but I had never made them into pins

The full flower tutorial is HERE

I start out by making tons of petals 

Then had fun putting them together.   I added lace, feathers, tulle, and vintage jewels

They look so cute on sun dresses, summer shirts, and hats

I finished them off by hot glueing felt and a pin on the back

I priced the pins at $10 and sold them all in 7 hours

Here they are ready to go to the flea, I pictured them with the flowered bridal and bridesmaids bouquets I made.....OK, who's suffering from flower overload?

Yep, my lace dress form was stripped naked by the end of the Flea

I just made some for my antiques booth, I'll see how they sell since it's a completely different venue than the Fancy Flea

One little flower.....So many uses!

Happy Creating!


Anonymous said...

Can you ever get too many flowers (?), nah! I love those! So delicate, so pretty!! Heck, for that matter, your mannequin is gorgeous as well!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

These are beautiful! And only $10? No wonder they sold so quickly. Love them!
Thanks for your sweet comments about my party!

mcvick said...

carol, these are SO pretty!!

nádya said...

These flowers are gorgeous!!! I just loved the picture with the form covered with them!!!!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

They are so gorgeous, Carol, it's no wonder they sold. I have yet to make one, but know that one would look cute on a straw hat.

lynn said...

so very charming, carol:) one day i will get these sweet flowers off my to do list! (they won't look this great, though!

SavannahGranny said...

Oh Carol, I love these flowers. I read the tutorial earlier and added to my list of "Carol Projects". I want to do them all, however some of them will be in my next life.
When we get home, I have to restore my antique dressform or Bob says one day when I am out the form is OUT!! Never happen but I do need to get hopping.
I think these flowers are so elegant. I never in a million years believed that they could be easy. Everyone should be sure to read that tutorial. It is explained well and I think I can do it.
Love ya girl, Gigner

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

So pretty Carol...and for just $10...what a deal.


Gina said...

Those are really pretty! I can't believe you make all those petals

silvia said...

Carol your flower are sooo beatiful. I believe that you sold all they are very charming.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your blog so much. When I made my melted rose (inspired by you) it was a very popular post. I think you sell them too cheap. I have such a hard time with burning my fingers? How do you prevent that? I want to make more but always change my mind when I think about how my fingers were tender for a week after!

Thank you so so much for the decals! I love them! I am totally getting it now. I did a bottle I am going to post soon. I hope you are still planning to do some more sets. I think they are awesome.

You are my favorite blog for tutorials. I love everything you do!

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Ooh I love your pretty flower creations. I love putting them on everything!!!
I think they will sell in your booth and if they don't they will sure look good!


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Your flower pins are LOVELY!!! Soft and pretty!
I did order some cupcakes and small cake for the "party" on Sunday! I hope "they" will like it..

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Your poor mannequin-naked like that!
Love, Love your flowers, and need to make some especially in pink
Thanks for sharing

Maki said...

Dear Carol, Wow, I was hoping you'd do a tutorial on this. I tried sewing on the backing and pin by hand and it was just TOO Slow. I'm happy to see how you did it, also adding the extra little trimmings. Your's turned out so pretty!!! I can see why they sold quickly!
Thank you so very much for sharing!
Hugs, Maki

Marilyn said...

Wish I had been there to grab several! They are so pretty and would be fun to wear.♥♫

PS I never get tired of seeing the fabulous things you make.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's no wonder they were all sold. These are so pretty and romantic. Time to get busy dressing Ms. Lacey up again.

NanaDiana said...

Carol- Those are just gorgeous, gorgeous flowers! BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for sharing info here-you are a gem! xo Diana

Createology said...

Flowerlicious flower pins. I never tire of your beautiful creations. Yours are over the moon dreamy. I can see why they sold out! Thank you so much for sharing your how-tos. Safe weekend dear...

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Carol ~ your flowers are gorgeous! I should make some more of them for summer! I love wearing them! xo

Anita said...

$10 is a steal! Time + materials + creativity =$25
So lovely!

June said...

Do you know how much I have learned from you Carol? I can't believe how many lovely things you make and redo and up-cycle!!!
These flowers are so pretty AND I WILL be making some : )
Sending hugs...

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Hi Carol--Sorry to bother you with another question--I have always wanted to get the half dress form with stand like you have but I went to your old post and looked at where to get it and it said you have to order 5 at a time. Am I understanding that right? I want to treat myself to that one of these days. It would look so good in my craft space on my old trunk.

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Beautiful flower tutorial!
I am still sending people over from my blog to your blog for your great tutorial for this tutorial.
Is it the pink or the fluff or the jewels that make them so pretty.. No, it's the maker, you the maker, your so talented Carol.

Olivia said...

Oh my sweetness! I love this post! Thank you ever so much for sharing! Big hugs,

Patty Patterson said...

Those are lovely!

Roselle said...

Yeah....another tutorial! LOVE these flowers! So pretty but I'm salivating more over the bling you have. I can see why they all sold! LOVE them!
Have a great holiday weekend!

Debbie said...

I'm not surprised that they sold quickly. They have a perfectly romantic feeling to them. I loved them displayed with the wedding bouquets.

BTW, hope the wedding plans are going well! You should do one of your signature vintage looks for your MOG dress and include one. I think that would be smashing.

Heart Vintage Design said...

Hi Carol, love your pins. I didn't get to see them in person at the Fancy Flea {maybe they were already gone?} but they're beautiful. I got a bottle yesterday to do a decal on, I'll let you know how it goes.

BECKY said...

Sooo lovely Carol! Just like everything else you create!! You are one gifted gal!

Still up for lunch? Maybe next week?
I'll email you!!

I'm still settling in after all of the excitement and emotions of the weddings! This weekend should be absolutely wonderful! Tomorrow we have baby Hannah's first birthday party, and the rest is all just for us! The honeymooners may pop in for dinner on Sunday or Monday, but that's it!!

Hugs to you!
I'll be in touch!

nelda said...

If you have more flowers, I would rather buy them for $10, than make them myself. They are soooo pretty that it would be easy to sell them for $20 in my market! You do the best work. Thanks for sharing again!

Perfectly Printed said...

They are lovely! Thanks for the tutorial!

Rebecca said...

I soooo want to make some of these my TALENTED FRIEND! If my booth is half as good/successful as yours I'll be HAPPY!


Ana said...

Oh Carol, they are absolutely lovely...thank you for sharing the tutorial. Oh and thank you for your anniversary wishes. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Ana said...

Oh Carol, they are absolutely lovely...thank you for sharing the tutorial. Oh and thank you for your anniversary wishes. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Pam Kellogg said...

Carol, those are absolutely gorgeous! So delicate and pink! You know I love pink!!!

Hugs, Pam

hopeandjoyhome said...

So pretty! Love your manni too! Julia

kelly said...

They are so pretty, Carol. Thanks for sharing how you make them.


Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Carol, thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I miss my little guy something awful but stitching and housework help to keep me busy and in time, I'll focus more on my happy memories with Simba rather than on the pain I feel now.

Hugs, Pam

Tee said...

No surprise that they all sold. They've got your classy-soft touch.

Little Miss Maggie said...

These are fabulous, Carol! I must try my hand at these.