Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pretty Felt Flower Pins!

These pretty felt flowers feature some new products we are carrying at all of our locations. First, we now carry 9x12 sheets of felt in 20 different colors! It is made from 100% post consumer plastic bottles. It is great for home, school, and everyday craft projects. It's soft, cuts cleanly, sews easily, is machine washable and shrink resistant. So, not only is it multi-functional, but it's 'green', too! The E6000 is a great multi-functional, industrial strength adhesive. It's flexible, paintable, waterproof, non-flammable, and safe for photographs. Unlike most glues, this is nice and thick which makes it easy to work with and great for all types of projects! The pinbacks are also new to PZ. They come in a value pack of 60, have a safety clutch, and are 1 inch long. These are great for changing any craft project into something wearable!

Tools Needed:
Felt, Crop-a-dile, pinbacks, E-6000 adhesive, and brads. It always helps to play some good music while you're crafting, too.

You can cut out flowers free hand from the felt, but I found it easier to punch out a template from cardstock.

Then, using a pen (I used a Sharpie) trace the flower shape onto your felt.

Next, using sharp scissors, cut out the flower, carefully.

Cut out one more the same way in another color.

After that, stack the flowers, and use your Crop-a-dile to punch a hole. I used the Crop-a-dile because the felt is too thick to be punched through with a regular hole punch.

Then, place a brad through the hole. This is an easy way to play around with the look of your flower by using different color brads, jewel brads, pearl brads, fabric brads, etc.

Now it's time to make your pretty flower into a pin! Place a bit of the E-6000 adhesive onto the back of your flower.

Next, place a pinback onto the glue and press firmly. Hold for a minute or so to make sure it adheres properly. Then, set it aside and allow about 30 minutes for it to completely dry.

Voila! You have now made a pretty felt flower pin! Another idea is to forgo the pinback and use the flower as an embellishment on a card or scrapbook page.

For more ideas on making pretty felt flower pins, come to a free make and take instructed by Whitney Henne at our Tukwila Paperzone on Saturday, March 12th, from 12-2pm. An example from her make and take is below.



  1. Seriously cute!! I think I HAVE to make some!!
    I had no idea that the felt is made from recycled plastic bottles, that's great!