Saturday, March 20, 2010

Victorian Flower Pin

Hey Everyone!

I hope you're having a great Saturday!

As promised I told you I had a fun Flower Pin from the guys over at Vintage Image If you've never visited their site before you simply must! They have all sorts of fun vintage images for sale and even offer some free!

I was inspired by their Victorian Flower Pin but since I didn't have any of the large pebbles I thought I'd add my own little twist.

Victorian Flower Pin

Now I'm not one to follow directions very well so I assembled my pins a bit differently.

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Cardboard or Chipboard Circles

Flowers ~ Silks, Mulberry, Paper, Fabric, Etc.

Inks (optional if you want to ink your flowers up!)

Stamps (optional in case you want to stamp the flowers)

Vintage Images

Bottle Cap, Watch Parts, Fragment Circles, Bingo Chips, etc.

Glue (your fav. ~ I used Aleene's Thick Tacky Glue and Glossy Accents)

Pin Back



1. Cut circles from cardboard or chipboard ~ this will become your pin base.

2. (Optional) Ink and/or Stamp your flowers if desired. I like to use Distress Inks for coloring flowers and Archival Inks for stamping on the flowers. Totally up to you though...and not necessary.

3. Assemble the flower - Thread the flowers onto the brad. Puncture a hole in the chipboard and secure the flower/brad to the chipboard.

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4. Make the flower center. Since I didn't have any page pebbles that were large enough for my images that I had on hand I decided to try a few other goodies. Here are the items I found in my stash that I used instead....Watch Case; Watch Back (the plate that hides the works); Watch Bezel; Bottle Cap (you know how I love bottle caps!); Bingo Chips; and Tim Holtz Ideaology Fragment Circles. I probably had more options but stopped there ;)

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Trim and glue the images to the desired items mentioned above and let dry.

5. Secure the image/center to the pin base using a very strong glue. I used Aleene's Thick Tacky Glue but you can use whatever you like. Let dry!

6. If desired paint the backing cardboard base with acrylic paint or leave plain. Glue on pin back and let dry.

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Here are my finished pins!

This set was all made using various watch parts. Clockwise: Little Boy Blue = Watch Back; Daisies & Lace - Bezel; Sunshine - Watch Case

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And these were made with various items... Clockwise: Purple Lady = Bottle Cap; Me & Teddy = Ideaology Fragment; Dot = Bingo Chip; and Buttons & Bows = Ideaology Fragment.

Flower Pin 007

Fun huh?

Now would you like to win the supplies to create some of these pins yourself?!?!?!

Well all you have to do is post to be entered to win this assortment of goodies (shown in the supplies area too.)!

Flower Pin 004

You'll have until March 28th to post at which time I'll draw a winner!

I may even draw a few names to win some of the pins too!! ;)

So, let me know what you think and you just might win!


  1. These are so gorgeous! I am going to have to make some of these to attach to cards so that they become interactive cards that the embellishment can be reused!

  2. lovely ideas. Great for pressies. Love the idea that you can use what you have, just experiment.

    Love Val Rich

  3. Very cool - fun idea for Easter or a Mom's Day tea!

  4. Beautiful... love using the watch pieces... you are so creative... Thanks for the ideas! :) Snick~ sue

  5. So very pretty. I love all the different pieces you used.

  6. beautiful brooches they are magnificent..very creative ideas..Thanks for the chance to win..super kind of you..good luck all..happy spring to ya jan

  7. The pins are gorgeous. Such a great idea.

  8. Awesome...AS ALWAYS

  9. Beautiful! What a great idea to kick start this beautiful Sunday! Thanks!

  10. I love them all, but my favorite one is the one you used lace to help make it. I just l-o-v-e that one!!!!!

  11. you have come through again. We wear name tags at work so I think I may make one with an Easter theme that will pin my name tag on. Thanks Roni

  12. I love these pins. Great job!

  13. So cute and clever! I'd love to win the supplies, and even more to win a pin made by you!

  14. I wish I could get inside your brain for a day!!! These are simply adorable! Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Spring!

  15. I think winning anything from you would be an honor. Your work is beautiful.
    As Always
    Take Care

  16. Roni -

    These are super! I think I am going to look around (I may have 1 or 2 round fragments) and try to make one for my Grandmother. She would love these! These would be great on a hat too, or I know my niece would love to wear it on her backpack! Great idea!

    Elaine Allen

  17. I love these Roni1 So pretty and spring like!

  18. I love how you use little pictures in the flower centers~ these are all so sweet! Thanks for a chance to win : )

  19. I'm definitely going to have a go at making some of these! Just brilliant!!

    Love Meesh.


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