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a flower brooch for you favorite mom

felt dahlia flower pin for mothers day

Holidash asked me to create something for Mother’s Day and I came up with this felt dahlia flower brooch. It’s got a secret on the back, you’ll have to go see to find out what it is, and how to make one (or many) for your favorite mom.

update: I have put together a few notes on what I learned after making about a dozen of these and how flowers made by others turned out (wonderfully!).

Note, February 2014: The Holidash website shut down earlier this year so I’ve reposted the tutorial, all the links above go to it’s new location here on Not Martha.

· comments [71] · 04-23-2010 · categories:craft ·

71 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Oh How Pinteresting // Sep 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm

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  • 2 Make and Do Girl // Oct 21, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I used this as inspiration to make some felt flowers and they turned out beautifully. I skipped the Fabric Tac because I didn’t have any and used hot glue instead. It worked great. I posted all the details as well as a template for the petals I used here:
    I also linked to your awesome tutorial!

  • 3 Thoughts « Red Rover // Oct 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

    […] All of these projects were found via Pinterest. DIY cake stands via Craft Addiction, metallic elbow pads via i am a greedy girl (shirts are sold at Zadig & Voltaire), and felt dahlia flower brooch tutorial via not martha. […]

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  • 5 Laurie // Nov 21, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    LOVE this idea! In fact, love this so much that I’m featuring it on my Blogger’s Thanksgiving Top Ten blog post today:
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • 6 Felt Dahlia Brooch « Crafty with the pennies // Dec 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    […] love this gorgeous design for a brooch made from felt.  Its quite easy although does require a lot of patience while […]

  • 7 Marquette // Jan 30, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I saw this and fell in love with so I decided to try it for my first felt flower:) I think I did pretty well even though mine came out looking more like a poinsetta than a dahlia:D LOL! I will try to do better!!

  • 8 Linda L. // Feb 29, 2012 at 3:23 am

    This is brilliant, Megan! It would be a great gift for a Mum who’s allergic to flowers – usually they get left out. Plus it’ll keep longer than the real thing!
    It would also be great for someone in a nursing where live flowers are sometimes not allowed.

  • 9 Emilia Brasier // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    These are so pretty, they would be great as decorations.

  • 10 Lenore // Apr 24, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I feel silly! I thought it was a macaroni craft (my kindergarten teacher mind is working hard). I can’t believe it’s felt. Gorgeous.

  • 11 Flávia // May 7, 2012 at 6:47 am

    My daughter surprised me with one of these that she made for me for Mother’s Day. It is gorgeous!

  • 12 Lisa // Jun 1, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I love these! I’ve been obsessing since I saw them, and I turned them into a smaller hair clip. Thank you for sharing!

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  • 14 faye // May 3, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    i would love to see you do a turtoil hands on

  • 15 Shannon // Jul 15, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Such a beautiful piece. I’ve completed one from craft store felt and one from paper. Although they are not as symmetrical as pictured- they are gorgeous! Now let’s see if I can get the symmetrical thing down! :D

  • 16 If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again | knitting in the rain // Oct 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    […] can give hypoallergenic flowers any time of the year.  You can find her tutorial for the flowers here.  I love her blog!  Check her out if you haven’t already.  I got so into making these […]

  • 17 Dea // Dec 30, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Oh, thanks a bunch for the tutorial! I’ve been looking for dahlia tutorial and I found this. With glue is a lot faster, but you’re right; it can take a while to set up the glue (plus, my glue gun is somewhat a disaster). I think I’d try to sew it. Again, thanks a lot. Great post :)

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  • 19 Ivy // Feb 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Hi Megan! Absolutely love this dahlia brooch flower and have been saving this project for a rainy day but I notice that the original link to the tutorial is no longer available on the Holidash website. Is there another link available?

  • 20 megan // Feb 4, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Ivy – Thanks for the heads up! If the project doesn’t pop up over there in the next few days I’m going to post it here, with a quick update to boot. Sorry about the inconvenience in the mean time!

  • 21 Ivy // Feb 17, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Hi Megan,

    Appreciate your quick response, but the link is still not working. Let me know if you decide to post the link here.

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