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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pinterest Challenge #2

Pinterest Challenge #2
Well here I am with Week #2 of my self imposed Pinterest challenge. 
Since the 4th is Wednesday I wanted to make something special to share with a few friends and of course for myself. I found these cute pins on this site.

This is what her's looked like.
 Since I am all about using only what I have on hand I decided to check through my stash to see what I could come up with.  I didn't have any burlap so I used dropcloth fabric for the white and red pindot fabric  for the red.
 I drew out the circles, I found that was easier than cutting in squares and then into freehand circles. I also cut 3" circles out of thin cardboard, with a 1 1/2" circle cut out of the center.
Next I cut strips of 1/2" denim and covered the cardboard circles with strips of it, secured with hot glue. I then folded the circles of fabric in quarters and secured them with a drop of hot glue just to hold it in place. The red fabric was a bit too thin so I used two circles together to make them a bit more substancial.
Glue four of the blue pieces on in one corner.
 Then alternate with the red and white fabric. Five white, four red.
 Now it is all filled in, if you find gaps just add another piece until it is how you like it.
Of course you need stars so I added randomly placed white buttons on the blue pieces. I forgot to take a picture of the back, but I glued a pin back on and covered it with a small piece of denim to give it a finished look.
And there you have it, the finished pin. Thanks Michelle for such a great tutorial.

And here I am ready to celebrate in style.  I really like how big they are. At first I thought they were a bit too big, but I love how they seem to make a statement. Looks great on a denium jacket.

I am linking up to these great Parties:


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11 comments:

  1. Very cute pin! So fun and festive!
    You made it look so easy!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  2. These turned out SO cute, Vikki! I absolutely adore the polka dot fabric. Thank you so much for the link love! I'm sharing these on my Facebook page! :)

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    1. Thanks Michele, sometimes trying something a little different comes out as a positive. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Oh my gosh that is so cute!!!

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    1. Thanks Becka, funny story, I wore one to the bank on July 3 and a man at the bank asked me if I made it and then if it was for sale. $10, score!

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  4. Awesome I am thinking of making them for our Heritage fair this weekend as prizes.

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  5. Featured you! Come and see!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  6. I made ten of these cute pins for prizes at the Heritage fair and they turned out amazing. I used burlap for the white and red duck for the red with the blue jeans it turned out so cute. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. So glad they turned out for you.

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