I’m always on the lookout for things that fall into the categories of bright or funky when I visit the dollar store.  Recently, a bouquet of bright pink and yellow silk flowers caught my attention.  Having just redecorated the bulletin board in my entrance hallway, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them: turn them into fun push pins!

This project is perfect for dorm room decor or bulletin boards in kids rooms.  It is also a great way to add a little cheer to your office or cubicle.

Project Estimate:

  • Silk flowers, $1
  • Push pins, on hand or $1
  • Glue, on hand

Total: $1 and up

Remove the heads of the flowers from the stems.

Pull off all of the plastic parts of the flower and separate all layers of petals, being careful to lay them out in order.

Apply a dab of glue to the back side of a push pin.  Starting with the top layer of petals, slide the push pin through the center of the flower.  Add another dab of glue and add another layer of petals; continue until all of the layers are glued into place.  You may need to hold the petals in place on the back of the pin until the glue dries.

Voila!  Press them into a bulletin board and enjoy!

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