Fabric Flower Bouttonieres & Faux Leather Steampunk Lapel Pins
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Fabric Flower Boutonnieres & Faux Leather Steampunk Lapel Pins
It’s time to see if I’m up to the task of actually making what I have pinned, rather than letting those beautiful pictures stay on my “someday” list.
To make myself accountable, I’ve joined the 2018 monthly Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! Here’s to taking those Pinterest pins off the someday boards!
I’ve been pinning a variety of boutonnieres and lapel pins because my boys (they’re a little too old to call them that anymore but I’m doing it anyway) love to look uniquely stylish for dances and church on Sunday. As much as we love flower boutonnieres, they have a shelf life of about 3 hours so I wanted to make boutonnieres and lapel pins that could be worn multiple times, and could be tailored to match their outfits, leading me to pin these fabric flower tutorials:
Fabric Flower Boutonniere
My challenge this month is to create stylish fabric flower boutonnieres and faux leather steampunk lapel pins using those Pinterest pins as inspiration. I started out by making the fabric boutonnieres, simplifying the felt flower pattern by cutting 9- 2″ diameter circles out of blue cotton fabric. I discovered right away, that the flowers work best cut from fabric that is the same color on both sides, leading me to make a second fabric boutonniere out of purple satin fabric–which worked beautifully! Cut a piece of felt slightly smaller than your flower for the base (in this case, 1 1/2″ diameter). Then fold the colored circle fabric in half once, and in half a second time, securing it with a dot of hot glue. Do this for each of the 9 fabric circles. Then glue the first four folded circles around your felt base (as shown in the picture below.) Secure the next four folded circles on top of the first four, overlapping them. The last folded circle is the center of the flower. Glue it to the center, pressing the folded tip down in the middle. Fluff your circles until they resemble a flower. Glue a pin to the back of the fabric flower.Faux Leather Steampunk Lapel Pins are so easy to make! Click To Tweet
Steampunk Flower Lapel Pin
For the steampunk lapel pin, I used my Cricut Cutting Machine. I love my Cricut Access Premium membership because it gives me access to loads of cut files, like the flower in the picture above. I used the Cricut faux leather in gray and blue and cut a 2″ flower out of each. The flower is designed to fold into a natural 3D flower shape, so I simply glued it and according to the Cricut instructions. I overlapped the two different colored flowers on top of each other, then added a vintage button in the center and a steampunk accessory I picked up at Joann’s Fabrics to the bottom of the flower. I glued the same flat pin to to back of the faux leather flower that I used on the fabric flowers, but wish I would have used a straight stick pin instead. I think it would have laid down better on the collar.
In a completely unrelated note, have you seen the cool steampunk lighting fixtures and wall clocks on Houzz? I’ve been honing my DIY skills so I can incorporate some of the amazing 2018 Interior Design Trends, and now I’m also officially trying to figure out how I can incorporate some steampunk into my home decor. So many projects, so little time!
I really enjoy using Pinterest as inspiration, challenging myself to a unique take on the project. It’s amazing the number of ideas a Pinterest pin can create, isn’t it? Some of my most popular posts were the result of ideas sparked by someone else’s idea. My Be Thankful Door Sign was inspired by the tall farmhouse Welcome signs I was seeing all over Pinterest. Amazing DIY’s shared on Pinterest led to my Sweet Little Chill Pills, Stuffed Animal Zoo, Hot Cocoa Bar, Scandinavian Ornaments, and the Dollar Store Baskets.
I would never have had the courage to tackle the big projects like my Above Garage Door Storage, Converting my Tub into a Walk-In Shower, or pretty much any of the projects I share in our Home Tour without the amazing pins shared by bloggers everywhere. I’d like to thank all the talented people who constantly share and pin new ideas, so don’t forget to see what other projects Pinterest inspired below. If you’re ready to tackle a project on your pin board, please share it with us by joining next month’s challenge!
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