You can make one of these cherry springtime pins, a perfect gift got Mother’s Day – or any day! Here’s how.
What You Need
- Colorful fabric
- Pin back
What You Do
- Create petals
Glue a piece of colorful fabric to a sheet of paper with Tacky Glue. After the glue has dried, cut out flower petal shapes. You can create your own shapes or use one of our examples as a guide.
- Create a pin backing
Cut out a 1 1/2-inch square from some lightweight cardboard, such as a cereal box.
- Glue the petals
Glue the flower petals on top of the square, with the fabric side facing up.
- Decorate the flower center
If you want, glue on bits of thread, ribbon, or other decorations to the front center of the flower. Then glue on a button or two, as shown.
- Shape the petals
After the glue has dried, give more shape to the petals by creasing each one down the middle.
- Glue on a pin
Glue a pinback—available in craft stores—to the back of the square.
Craft by Michele Reyzer. Originally appeared in the April 2005 issue of Ranger Rick magazine.