DIY Christmas – T-Shirt Flower Pins

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 flowers

Supplies:
T-shirt scraps (a great use for the extra pieces from making scarves)
Pin backs

Costs: $0 (I had the pin backs on hand in my stash, a big bag costs a few bucks.)

Tools:
Scissors
Round things to trace
Pencil
Hot glue and glue sticks

Here’s how I made them (I haven’t taken progress pics yet):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cut the larger circle into a spiral. Start on one end, and keep cutting about 1/2 to 1 inch wide to the middle.
  4. Place a circle of glue about 1/2 inch in from the edges on the smaller circle.
  5. 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.
  6. Once you’ve covered the first glue circle, add more glue in the middle of the smaller circle.
  7. Keep glueing the spiral circle, adding glue as needed, until you have a flower.
  8. Glue the pin to the back.

T-shirt flowers

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!

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