Handmade 101: Vinyl Flowers Part 1

Doesn't everyone have a collection like this?!?

The reusable totes from our favorite stores. Practical but not as cute as they could be, wouldn't you agree? I ended up carrying my Old Navy tote instead of my purse, with me to every one of my son's little league games. I didn't want my nice purse getting dirty:)

I decided to doll it up a bit by adding a removable vinyl flower pin. Here is what I did to make it:

{Vinyl Flower Pin Tutorial}

1. Gather supplies. 2. Determine the size petal you would like. Using cardstock, cut out one flower petal leaving the bottom flat (my petal was 2.75" in length, 2.5 in width at it's widest part) Using your template cut out a total of 15 petals. 3. Fold your petal inward at the mid point and then fold the two ends back flat. 4. Stitch through the folded petal. 5. Continue to fold and stitch your petals until you have 8 petals completed. 6. Turn flower over and stitch the back closed. 7. I used a bit of hot glue to secure the middle of the flower. 8. Repeat steps 3-7 with your remaining 7 petals to make your second flower. Glue the smaller flower on top of the larger flower. 9. Using your cover button kit make a button for the center of your flower and secure with hot glue. 10. Glue a pin to the back of your completed flower! Yay your done :)

Here is how I used my pink flower:

Now it's your turn to dress up your bags and totes with a little handmade goodness :)

Make it a beautiful day!

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  1. I've made these from felt, but never vinyl. Saving this idea at Pinterest!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is fabulous! Thanks so much for linking this up with us over at Live Laugh Rowe. Loved having you share this fun project.

  3. That is really cute and vinyl is so much more sturdy and cleanable! Great idea and tutorial. I believe I'll be running to the fabric store tomorrow so I can stitch some up while I sit around the campfire this weekend:)
    Thanks so much!

    1. You are certainly welcome Sheila! These were so much fun to make and it has taken a beating being on our library bag but still looks cute! Have fun creating some of your own!

  4. What a super cute addition to the bag!



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