June 23, 2011

30 minute Thursdays...a very versatile pin...

Aesthetically i love this time of year and lately i've been very inspired by all the lovely flowers that are blossoming around me. Today's 30 minute project was inspired by the beautiful rambling roses my FIL grows...i hope you like it as much as i like the roses! ;0) its a simple rose pin that could be used for a myriad of things and in many situations...how about as a bag, coat or hat pin, a Wedding boutonnière {is that the right word??}, as an embellishment on a hairclip...


This is a super easy project and in fact you could create more than one in 30 minutes if felt so inclined! So what do you do?

First take a 40cm length of scalloped velvet ribbon and wind this around and around as you do when you're tidying up the tape measure. Let it slacken slightly and add a generous dollop of Tacky glue to a section of felt slightly larger than the coil. Trim the felt into a simple flower shape and layer another slightly larger piece of felt underneath, again trimming to a rough rose shape. Take a fancy pin {or create your own with regular pins and a few small beads} and push this into the centre of the rose. Now cut a piece of wide green ribbon for the leaves. Fold the ribbon in from both ends to the middle with a slight overlap...pop the pin through the middle hiding the ends and glue this into place. Finally, using small pliers bend the pin at a right angle and use this as a simple brooch attachment, or trim and glue on whatever attachment you prefer.

Easy, huh? This works well in all sorts of colourways and it looks so good in all sorts of places...mine has come to rest on the kitchen roll as i just loved the spotty ribbon agains the spotty towel!! ha haaa not a very practicle place really...i think it will come to rest permanently on my wicker type beach bag :0)

3 comments:

Pam said...

Oh that is very cute-and I have some ricrak flet somewhere-thanks for sharing.

misteejay said...

That is so pretty Alix - TFS

Toni xx

Bubbles said...

How pretty! The instructions make it sound so easy to do... if I end up wound in ribbon and covered in glue, I'll know who to blame *lol*