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How to make a beautiful flower pin or brooch. Step by step instructions with pictures.

Updated on January 28, 2012
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Make your own beautiful flower pin, great for any occasion. This hub has step-by-step easy directions on how to create a rose pin in just a few minutes.

Why would you want to make this rose? I love wearing solid colors, don't you? Clothing pieces of solid colors are much easier to match and the same outfit, with a few accessory changes could be day or night-time attire. However, beautiful accessories are a must for a solid color dress or blouse. If you don't accessorize, the clothes looks boring and unfinished. But if you accessorize too much, then accessories take too much attention away from the person who is wearing them.

Having a styling handmade brooch is the perfect solution. Flower is a very safe, yet elegant choice when it comes to decorating your dress or blouse. Choose the color you like, you don't have to stick with the usual red or pink. Lavender, purple, blue or even black could give your clothes an extra splash of color it needs. Think what color makes you feel good and positive and go for it.

To make this flower pin you will need:

  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Small beads of your choice. Depending on their size, you will need between 8 and 20 of them.
  • 1 yard of thin semi-translucent fabric like nylon or polyester/nylon mix. To use smaller pieces of fabric you might already have, use several different colors that naturally complement each other.(Example of combinations would be white, pink and red, or lavender and purple, or white and light yellow.)
  • Matches and candle, or gas lighter
  • Metal clip
  • Hot glue (optional)


Step 1

Cut 5 to 8 circles of various sizes. The largest should be 5.5 inches in diameter.

Step 1

Step 2

Use a small flame, like this of a match, candle or a lighter, to singe the sides of the circles. Be careful not to burn your fingers

Step 2

Step 3

Place all the circles together, in order. Biggest should be at the bottom, smallest on top.

Use thread and needle to sew small beads into the middle of the flower circles. Go through all the circles of fabric as you sew in the beads.

Step 3

Step 4

Connect a pin to the back of the flower. You could do this with hot glue or thread.

Step 4

Final product - beautiful rose pin

A pin like this could be worn for almost any occasion. It would go well on a solid color dress or blouse. So, go ahead, make a beautiful accessory for your next outing.

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    • DonnaCosmato profile image

      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      How clever and useful! You can repurpose little scraps of fabrics and beads from broken jewelery to create a thing of beauty:) Voted up!

    • lorenmurcia profile image

      lorenmurcia 5 years ago

      This would make a great project for my students. They will learn doing such beautiful flower pin and at the same time, they can use it to adorn their dress or uniform. Thanks for sharing.