Make Your Own Silk Flower Brooches

Flower pin 2Flower pinSometimes you just need a little something extra to spice up your outfit. Here's a simple tutorial for creating your own silk flower brooch. These are so cute and would make a fun little gift too (to soon to be thinking about mother's day yet?).Silk flower broach DIYSupplies: fabric, brooch pin, felt, scissors, needle and thread. 2. Cut a long strip of fabric. Ours was 43 inches long. We used a patterned scissor to add some pretty detail! 3. When cutting your strip, you'll want the width of one end to be double the width of the other end. Ours was 2 inches wide on one end and 4 inches on the other. 4. After you've cut the strip, curve both ends, making the finished product look less messy. 5. Then, beginning with the smaller end, start wrapping it like a cone by pinching one side together tightly and letting the other side loosely form the "petals." 6-7. Continue step five, stitching each wrap along the way. Once you're about 5 inches from the end, begin wrapping and sewing it create a flat base. 8. This step is really important! Stitch all the way through the base and front of the flower a couple of times, securing it from unraveling. 9. Stitch on a circle of felt, covering up all of the stitching on the base. 10. Last, stitch on the brooch pin, and it's ready to wear!Flower pin3We created a single, over sized flower; but you could slightly alter the above measurements to create any size you like. You could even create multiple sized flowers and stitch them all onto a pin, headband or necklace for a bouquet type look—get creative and have fun with these! xo. emma and elsie

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  • I’m a big fan of such brooches! Love love love it!!!!!!

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  • So much fun and thank you for this tutorial! I know what to do with the silk fabrics I bought at http://fabrictreasury.etsy.com 🙂 I peeked in there today and she’s got amazing new colors too!

  • Such an easy and cute CIY project! Check out my latest DIY project on my blog:

    http://www.turquoiseflamingo.com/2012/04/boys.html

    Cathy
    Turquoise Flamingo

  • It is very cute. I think that this will be a great idea for my wedding accessory.

  • oh it looks amazing. and so easy to do.
    hm.. will think about doing it! i def love nice flower on mine top 🙂

    xx

  • I love this Flowers like a pin or in the bag or in the hair. =)

    Amazing job Elsie

    XOXO from MUNICH

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  • I bought a couple of brooches like this last year, wish I’d saved my money now, these are great!Rx

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  • I love the colours of these! I love making these! I once made about 15 to decorate a dress with and they are really easy.

  • Thanks for another awesome step-by-step tutorial! I have some japanese kimono silks at home that I’d like to try making some of these with. Do you have any trouble with the edges fraying?

    While I’m here, I’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to you and your team for creating such an amazing blog / inspiration zone! I’ve only recently discovered your ‘beautiful mess’, but I’m pretty much in love with it, and am visiting daily! I especially love your great camera tips, and your DIY projects. You girls always look amazing in your photos too. It’s a beautiful space you’ve created here… thank you 🙂

    xo Lou (a new zealander in japan)

  • Oooooh! Love the simplicity!

    Love,
    Stephanie May*

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  • LOVE this! It would be the perfect accessory for spring and summer! XO

  • What a great tutorial! The flower brooch instantly adds fun and colour to an outfit! Love it!
    Fang Ting
    http://ftashion.blogspot.com/

  • Also! You could cut a straight edge and do a bit of singe-ing on the exposed edges for color/texture variation- this works with silk, but it works especially well if you use a synthetic fabric.

  • I have a tutorial for a flatter, satin rose brooch: http://byov.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-to-satin-rose.html

    They’re all so much fun and so easy to make.

  • So awesome! These would make great hair flowers too! Thanks for sharing.
    xx
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  • Beautiful Mother’s Day inspiration. I’ve been a fan of rosettes ever since Carrie rocked them on Sex in the City. 🙂

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  • Great DIY. The turquoise looks lovely against the black 🙂

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  • Thank you so much for taking the time to do tutorials. It is so kind of you! We all appreciate the pictures ~ it helps us know we are on the right track.

  • Adorable! Thanks for sharing.

    xO Vicky
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  • Cute & simple! Love it!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

  • This is so cute! It looks especially great against the black and white stripes.

    Michelle
    http://neonrattail.blogspot.com

  • Going to make this one for sure!

    xoxo
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  • Such a statement piece! And pretty easy until the 6th step! After that I’m not sure! 😉
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  • I think I’m gonna make one as a hair pin, now that spring is here.
    Material Fixations

  • love this idea! the blue with the stripes looks really great together too!

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