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Blossoming Brooch

This flower pin makes a pretty gift for Mom.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2009


  • 1 yard of lace trim

  • Craft glue

  • Pin

  • Sewing machine


  1. Machine-baste 1 yard of lace trim (see the Guide) 1/4 inch from its unfinished edge. Knot at one end.

  2. Gently pull unknotted end of thread while pushing trim, a few inches at a time, in the opposite direction, until trim bunches at knotted end.

  3. Coil along sewn edge, brushing on craft glue periodically to secure, until entire trim resembles a carnation. Tie thread end; trim excess.

  4. Cut a 1 1/2-inch circle from felt. Using a hot-glue gun, affix felt to back of coil; then glue a pin to the felt.

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