I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

circle flower pins

circle flower pins

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I have kind of been on a flower making spree lately. I have several short little tutorials on how to make flower/scarf pins and I wanted to start with these circle flower pins. Anything that I can make while only using hot glue and scissors is a perfect craft for me because it means it's quick and I can usually make it during one nap time. 
{I sometimes use them as scarf pins on my non-infinity scarves. It helps keep the scarf in place even when my baby pulls on it}
1. Cut circles to match the size of the flower you want. You can use felt or thick cotton, whatever... just be aware that the non-felt fabrics will most likely fray, so if you are ok with that then go ahead and use it. You can notice that in the first picture above where you see the grey one made out of felt and the yellow one made from a cotton blend. 
2. Put a dab of hot glue in the center of the circle.

3. Fold the flower petal in the shape you want and hold firmly until the glue dries.

There are two ways to fold the flowers. You can do it in an "x" shape like in picture 3, or you can do it in a "c" shape like in the picture below. The "c" shape was used for the red flower.

4. Hot glue the point of the flower petal to the center of one of the circles. Continue all the way around the circle, it usually takes 4 petals around the circle. Then put hot glue on the point of another petal and stick it right in the middle. Sometimes for the bigger flowers... you may need to just fill in gaps where you see fit with the extra petals.

5. Hot glue a fastener on the back of the flower. For the larger flowers, it is easier to put the fastener towards the top of the flower, if you plan to wear it on a shirt or sweater. It helps to keep the flower positioned right.

I don't have any pictures of it, but I usually cut a little square piece of fabric and glue it on to cover the three holes on the faster. It gives it a little bit more of a polished look.

For this flower... I only did one layer of flower petals all around the circle and then just hot glued a button in the middle, instead of adding a petal in the middle.

caprese baguette sandwiches

caprese baguette sandwiches

up cycling a t-shirt: baby hats

up cycling a t-shirt: baby hats

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