Sunday, September 5, 2010

Feathers, silk, & brooches!



Hi Everyone,
I've been wanting to clean up some flowers, I've had in my stash for a long time. Today I decided I was going to use some silk flowers and feathers to create brooches to match my wardrobe for Fall..
I've been watching the trend for Fall, orange big chunky accessories are in.

H & M has these large silk brooches starting at $9.99.
Here is an easy way to create yours for just $1.67..

Here is what you will need..
1.Large Silk Flowers
2.Feathers
3.Brooch pins
4.Fabric Glue (fabri-tac from Beacon Adhesive)

Let's start, rearrange the flower so it looks more bouffant, then use the fabric tac to adhere the petals.

 Cut 1 branch of feather in half then adhere to the back of the flower. Then add the brooch let it dry over night by using the Fabri-tac..


Here is the result!  this flower matches my shirt perfectly..




What do you think is it worth $1.67???? leave me a comment let me know what you think?

I challenge you to update your wardrobe with this simple accessory...

Have a fabulous day,

Maggie

PS.don't forget I am giving away not 1 but 3 Cricut Cartridges giveaway here
$10.00 Gift Certificate to William Sonoma  HERE

Share/Bookmark

41 comments:

Michele said...

I like that flower pin! What a good use of extra flowers

Eva said...

Beautiful flower pin!

Corissa said...

Your pin is beautiful. Now I know what I'm going to do today.

Shelia said...

Hi Maggie! I found your blog at Cielo's. What a lovely pin you've made! Happy Labor Day.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Denise said...

AHHHsome! What a beautiful pin!! I hopped over from JanDee Crafts linkee:) I'm your newest follower.
You can visit me at:
www.pitterpatandstickycat.blogspot.com

Happy Labor Day
Denise

Lida said...

That is seriously cute, I really hope I have some feathers so I can make one!

Amy said...

love the flower pin!!

The Homespun Loft said...

Just beautiful!
I found you on Trendy Treehouse Blog Hop..Hoping that you return the favor and follow me too.
www.homespunloft.blogspot.com

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Maggie,
This is such a cute and thrifty idea!!

I love it!!

Debbie

Delanie said...

That pin is so dramatic and gorgeous! :)

IndieSpotting said...

Very pretty! I love that it's so easy and inexpensive, too.

Kathy said...

Hello!
I love the combination of texture and color! Very lovely,
Kathy

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

madincrafts.blogspot.com

Stephie C said...

Super cute I would wear it in my hair! cricut cricut.....sunni08 at gmail dot com

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

What a darling flower. I haven't seen any with feathers, great idea! Thanks for sharing this fun tutorial!

Lovin Hello Kitty said...

very cool. Love the flower

Ginger said...

Cool! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

jayma15 said...

I think you totally rock this accessory!

littlen said...

Very pretty pin. Well done.

Sandy Ang said...

Wow, it's so fab!

Erin said...

I love it!! I especially love the addition of the feathers!

I'm totally obsessed with feathers lately...but haven't coughed up the money to buy any yet. :)

Vivienne said...

Love the feathers!

KatieJ said...

Very pretty! You really want us to comment on every post this month right? I've got to be in the running for those cricut cartridges! My girls would think I was awesome if I had some pretty flowers pinned on my outfits.

funfunfun said...

So pretty!
Following from bloghop...would love for you to follow back!
http://funfritzfamily.blogspot.com/

Terry said...

How talented you are. That pin turned out beautiful.

I am an new follower from Thursday blog hop. I would appreciate it if you could stop by and follow me back.

On 10/5 one of my followers will win a Halloween Apron.

QueenB said...

beautiful use of extra flowers!

i'm GFC following from buzz on by thurs
www.mamalovesherbargains.com

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful flower, I could see asking about $10.00 for it, they are in the retail stores. And receipts sound delicious!
Thanks for sharing

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

This is so fun; I love the textures and interest the feathers add! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.

chignon said...

Gorgeous! I'm keeping my eye out for some luxurious flowers so I can make a brooch like yours. TFS

Melissa said...

$1.67?????? YES it's worth it! You are amazing Maggie!!!

Chris Wooten said...

the flower is pin is beautiful. It would look great on a hat for church too.

My granddaughter would really love the Princess cartridge. YOu are so sweet to do this. I love getting ideas from your blog.

woohoo

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
grandma chris and caitlin

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

So pretty! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again next week :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

Kim. said...

You have created a masterpiece in this brooch and you would never think it cost so little.
Kim xXx

AliLilly said...

The is one beautiful broach!! :)

Susie said...

It looks gorgeous! And I bet it's a lot easier to get a matching brooch when you make it yourself than if you go searching for one! Not that it would be any more economic considering the prices over here where I live... It's often a lot cheaper to just go and buy one than buy the materials you'd need if you don't happen to have them stashed already. :-s

Melissa said...

That is amazing! Great job, thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tell All and I hope that you keep coming back!

Quiltstory said...

So cute! It is such a good and simple idea, and it really does help update those wardrobes!! Thanks for linking up on Fabric Tuesdays, see you next week! :)

Jennifer said...

Ooh!!! :) So pretty! And I love it when you can make something for a fraction of the selling price! ;) I just wish I had more pizazz/style, so I could get away with wearing something like that...

craftymom205 said...

Great pin.

stefeni said...

So simple but looks expensive! Love it!

shari said...

Very pretty and quite the cost saver. Shari (cricutrookie)