Make It: Paper Flower Pin DIY


I made these paper flower pins a while back for something that never materialized. And I figured, why not share them here now. These little guys are super easy to make and you can use them in lots of different ways. Here’s how to make your own…


old catalogs, scrap paper, or wallpaper samples // scissors // craft glue // pin back

Step by Step:

  1. Stack up several pieces of paper and cut them into circles that are the same size. Repeat this process until you have at least 7-10 circles (per flower). Also, cut a much smaller circle (just one) for the center of the flower. Set small circle aside for now.
  2. Next, create petals by cutting slits about half way in toward the middle of the circle, all the way around the edges.
  3. Repeat process with all circles (except for tiny circle that will go in the middle at the end).
  4. Glue each circle together with a dab of glue in the center, stacking each circle on top of the next.
  5. Once dry, pull your newly formed petals upward with your fingers – kind of ruffling the petals so they are more three dimensional. Next, glue your tiny circle in the middle of the flower.
  6. Turn your flower over and glue your pin back on. Wait for it to dry and you are done! Ready to wear.

Think you’ll make a few of these? I’ll just warn you now, they are kind of addictive once you get going. I started using them as gift toppers because I have so many.

Photos, concept and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for papernstitch

14 comments | Click here to reply

Make It: Paper Flower Pin DIY: I made these paper flower pins a while back for something that…

(@papernstitch) (@papernstitch) | January 16th, 2013 at 11:01 am

So wonderful way to reporpose the paper and magazines! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day

Monsterscircus | January 16th, 2013 at 11:31 am

So cute — I love that they’re made from old catalogs!
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Abigail | January 16th, 2013 at 11:52 am

Thank you Abigail and Monsterscircus. :)

papernstitch | January 16th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Nice idea. Something like that can make a present really special!
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Karin - The F Girl | January 16th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Thanks Karin. I just checked out your site and your photos are gorgeous! Will be bookmarking. Thanks for stopping by.

papernstitch | January 16th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

lovely and simple! thanks for sharing.

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melissa | January 16th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

This is a delightful idea! So simple but you can change it up so much by using different papers and colors!
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Alli | January 16th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Just perfect as a gift! Love them, thanks a lot for the tutorial! :)
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Greta | January 17th, 2013 at 8:13 am

girrrrrrrrrl, this looks like an anthro ad!
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Jordan Brantley | January 17th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Aw, thanks Jordan. :)

papernstitch | January 17th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

when this diy by @papernstitch came up on my feed i thought it was an @Anthropologie ad! â–º sooo good.

(@jordanbrantley) (@jordanbrantley) | January 17th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Make It: Paper Flower Pin DIY

(@Knitmeknot) (@Knitmeknot) | January 22nd, 2013 at 4:55 pm

oh, so cute! it goes very well with the giftpaper!

Lovisa Wallin | February 1st, 2013 at 3:15 pm
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