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March 8, 2012

Diy Spring Pincushion Flowers


I am excited to share this easy and fun spring craft idea I've had brewing in my mind for months with all of you! And now that it is feeling and looking more like spring around here I thought I'd share.

It all started with me loving the look of these exotic pincushion blooms. I thought about how I could make some similar to these to add pops of yellow around the house.



While browsing through a craft store, some bright yellow quilting pins caught my eye. I thought about using those to create my blooms by pushing them into painted foam balls. (This is a great way to repurpose old quilting pins if you have them stored away, though my box of new ones only cost around $3.)

My bag of foam craft balls cost $1 and because I had the my other supplies on hand, this project only cost me $4--cheaper than fake flowers and more unique. Want some of your own?

Here's what I used to make the pincushion blooms: 






First, I painted the sticks green.



Then, I painted the two foam balls yellow and allowed to dry.


Next, I started pushing my pins through each foam ball until the whole ball was covered in pins. 
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I finished the flower by pushing a pen into the bottom of the foam ball to make a hole, adding a drop of hot glue, then pushing the stem in,

So easy, right? I switched out my wintery pussy willows for these bright and punchy blooms that look like a combination of the pincushion flowers and dandelions. I think they look great in my bottle vases.






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I think these would also make a great DIY wedding table decorations and you could make them in lots of different colors. I think I might experiment some more with different sizes and shapes since they were so fun to make.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you were inspired!

Until next time, 


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45 comments:

  1. divine. they are gorgeous. i will be "borrowing" this idea for my spring mantel. now, if i could only find cheap pins. they are $$!

    i will be featuring these at creative juice next week. also sharing at pinterest.

    thanks for sharing at creative juice... you have amazing ideas...

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    1. Thanks, Nicolette! So glad you like them-you never know if people will when you put new ideas out there. They would be pretty up on a mantel! I got my pins at Walmart for only $3 for a pack of 300 or so-the cheapest I've found. And thanks so much for featuring and sharing on pinterest! I really appreciate the support!

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    2. I will be taking Monkey to Walmart tomorrow.

      :)

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  2. Just popped over from Momnivore's Dilemma link party. These are absolutely charming - I simply adore them! So happy to have found your sweet little blog. Following along via GFC and Twitter.

    Happy Thursday!

    Kelly @ herringbone lane

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! So glad you like them and thanks for following-I stopped by and followed you back-love your stenciled pillow :)

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    1. Thanks, Enid! We should make some together-really easy and fun!

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  4. How cute is that? What a great idea, and one I could actually do!

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    1. Thanks, Susan-they are really easy and quick!

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  5. Very cute Kristina!! What a great idea!
    Igottacreate.blogspot.com
    "kiss me I'm Irish" linky party now open!

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    1. Thanks, Christina-I will come over and check it out!

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  6. Very cute Kristina. They remind me of the ones I have pinned that are a take on Anthropologies that are made from Qtips in bigger styro balls. Have you seen them? I like that these look like dandelions..perfect for spring. I've got tons of these pins on hand, all I need it the balls! I see a trip to Hobby Lobby in my future!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! Yes, I have wanted to try the anthro ones too-I want to make a few variations of these-they are really fun and the pins stick just fine-would be cute painted different colors too? p.s. I have found these foam balls for only $1 a pack at the Dollar Tree!

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  7. I love these! Pretty much anything yellow catches my eye :-) but these are so fun and unique!

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca-yes, anything yellow these days catches my eye too! they are really fun to make-really happy with how they turned out.

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  8. These are super amazing.. Thanks SO much for linking to Pin'Inspirational Thursday.. Sincerely appreciate it.. Wishing you a lovely start to your weekend.. Hope you are back again next week.. ;)) xo~ Marilyn

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn,

      So glad you liked them! I will for sure be linking up again! Have a great week too!

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  9. That is just so pretty!! I would love for you to stop by and link to my Sew Crafty Saturday Party!

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  10. What a simple and unique idea! LOVE them! Just wanted to let you know that these will be featured on Someday Crafts later today!

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    1. Thank you Michelle! So glad you like them and took the time to feature them :)

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  11. I love these! I'd love if you came and li nked up to my party!

    http://shannonmakesstuff.blogspot.com/2012/03/features-you-friday-week-three.html

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  12. So fun! I love dandelions and these would be so cut as part of my sewing room deco! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. How incredibly cute is this idea??? I'm totally pinning THIS for MY craft room inspiration!! You are so creative and have such great style!

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    1. Thanks, Emily! And you are so creative with great style too-so fun we can inspire eachother :)

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    1. Why thank you, Sarah! I'm so glad you like it!

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  15. Can't wait to make these myself. My mantle needs some yellow for spring! Great idea! May have to make some pink ones for my daughters shelf too...

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    1. Thanks! There are so many fun colors you could use with this project!

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  16. What a great idea!! Love it :)) I can't wait to make some myself,, Walmart here I come ;)))

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  17. Love these. What a great alternative pin cushion to have on a work desk.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, that would be a nice alternative!

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  18. These are so clever! I would love for you to share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday Linky Party!

    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-stalking-thursday-32.html

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  19. Kristina these are so creative!!! I love how pretty and sunny they look! I featured you today - http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/03/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-43/

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    1. Thanks again for the feature, Beverly! So glad you liked them and I appreciate the support!

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  20. bravo c est splendide bisessssssssssssssssssssss

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  21. elles belles allures tes fleurs, bravo et belle fin de journée

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  22. simple, simple, but gorgeous, gorgeous...xo

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  23. so cute! you're so creative:)

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  24. I would be afraid to have this around kids or pets, otherwise very nice.

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