While looking at t-shirt scarf tutorials I saw lots of flower pins, but they all required sewing. I can sew, but I wanted a sew-free option (sewing can making me stabby) so I decided to figure it out. I like how they turned out!
T-shirt scraps (a great use for the extra pieces from making scarves)
Costs: $0 (I had the pin backs on hand in my stash, a big bag costs a few bucks.)
Round things to trace
Hot glue and glue sticks
Here’s how I made them (I haven’t taken progress pics yet):
- Using a round object 4-5 inches in diameter, trace a circle onto a piece of t-shirt fabric (I used a roll of masking take. Bonus: it stuck to the fabric and didn’t move) and cut it out.
- Cut a second, smaller circle 2-2 1/2 inches in diameter. I have a 2 1/2 inch circle punch that I used on card stock to make the template and traced it with pencil.
- Cut the larger circle into a spiral. Start on one end, and keep cutting about 1/2 to 1 inch wide to the middle.
- Place a circle of glue about 1/2 inch in from the edges on the smaller circle.
- Start glueing the larger spiral cut circle into the smaller circle starting with the outside end. Make sure it’s not straight – you want to gather to make it look like petals.
- Once you’ve covered the first glue circle, add more glue in the middle of the smaller circle.
- Keep glueing the spiral circle, adding glue as needed, until you have a flower.
- Glue the pin to the back.
Super easy and I love how they turned out. They’re a great addition to a t-shirt scarf, or you could add it to a purse, bag, or give on their own. There’s lots of possibilities. Happy crafting!