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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

DIY Button Flower Brooch

DIY Button Flower Brooch by Eight and Sixteen

Today's button tutorial is for this cute accessory that's perfect for a handmade gift this Christmas! These brooches would make great stocking fillers - just customise the design to suit your friends and family members by using their favourite colours.

You will need: buttons, felt, a brooch back, a pen, scissors, fabric glue + a needle & thread

1. Arrange your 'petal' buttons in a circle on a sheet of felt, draw around them and cut out two of this shape.

Tip! You can choose any buttons that you like for your brooch however I would recommend heart shaped ones as they lend themselves well to creating the button flower's petals. 

2. Next take a needle and thread and sew each of your buttons onto one of your felt shapes until you have your finished button circle. Then sew your centre button.

Tip! You can also make any sized brooch you like - just make sure your centre button is large enough to slightly overlap the 'petal' buttons for a 3D effect.

3. Take your second piece of felt and neatly stitch on a brooch back. Then use fabric glue to attach this onto the back of your first piece of felt, covering up your stitching for a neater finish. Once dry your button flower accessory is ready to wear or give as a gift!

We'd love to hear from you if you try out this or any of our other DIY projects - use the hashtag #eightandsixteen to share your photos with us.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for another button project idea!


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