FLOWER BROOCHES

A care­fully se­lected group of but­tons, vary­ing in size, can be trans­formed into a unique pin

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1 For each brooch, choose three to five but­tons in dif­fer­ent sizes, tex­tures and fin­ishes co­or­di­nated by colour or style. Pear­les­cent but­tons will give an el­e­gant look. 2 Se­cure each one on top of the other, work­ing in as­cend­ing or­der with the largest at the back, us­ing a hot glue gun (avail­able

from Hob­by­craft). 3 To add more dec­o­ra­tive de­tail, use a nee­dle with co­or­di­nated coloured thread to stitch through the mid­dle of the cen­tre but­ton be­fore se­cur­ing in place with glue. 4 Once fin­ished, fix a badge pin (avail­able from Hob­by­craft) to the back us­ing the glue gun.

For a more in­tri­cate flower de­sign, use felt pieces cut into petals and leaves held to­gether with a but­ton or two in the cen­tre.

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