It seems to me that this year, more than past years, there are some exceptionally pretty silk flowers at the dollar store.  I mean, they’ve always got silk flowers — but this season they’ve been stocking up on some really fantastic ones!

When Mother’s Day rolled around (sneaked up!) this month, I needed something to dress up a gift card.  What better gift for Mother’s Day than flowers, and how about something that can be worn year-round?  Enter the silk flowers!!  I created a quick little pin, and pinned it to my card’s envelope.  It was quick to make, used simple supplies, and was extremely well-received.  And the best part — it was SUPER inexpensive!!  [get instructions AND a bonus project idea!]

Project Estimate:

  • silk flower bouquet, $1 (mine had enough flowers for 8 pins)
  • buttons, on hand
  • pin backs (I used 1 1/4″ size), $1.30 for 10
  • tough scissors (I use kitchen shears)
  • hot glue gun

Total:  about $0.25 each!!

Caroline Sanchez (Care) has been sewing since her mom taught her the basics at around six years old.  She has always been driven to CREATE, even from a very young age.  She is mommy to two little boys and one baby girl, and almost every spare moment she has is spent in her sewing room or working on her blog, Obsessively Stitching.