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Forever Flower ‘Poppy’-Inspired Brooch

This pretty brooch would make a stylish addition to a coat or bag, and an excellent charity project for Remembrance Day. You can find the rest of the Forever Flower projects in our autumn 2019 magazine, on page 58!

  • Beading and Jewelry
  • 1-2 hours
  • Intermediate

Tools and materials required

  • Forever Flower Carnations
  • Craft Buddy fabric leaves
  • Craft Buddy self-adhesive diamanté leaf flourishes
  • Craft Buddy flat backed gems
  • Alcohol marker, black
  • Brooch back
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Pretty Gets Gritty gel medium

Instructions

Separate all of your petals and make sure you only have single layer petals. You will need eight petals per flower.

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To create the flower, place one or two green stems on your flower making tool – using two stems at a time will give you more manoeuvrability with your petals.

2

Place four petals onto the tool, alternating each one so that the petals are facing up then down, and so on.

3

Firmly press a small clear inner cup down over the petals on your tool. Place the next four petals onto it, alternating them as before.

4

Place the green end cap onto the tool and press down firmly. Remove the flower from the tool.

5

To create the flower’s base, sew two fabric leaves together. Using gel medium, glue the leaf flourishes to the leaves.

6

Flatten the petals of your flower and cut the stem off the back. Carefully melt the base slightly, and flatten it while it’s still warm.

7

Use gel medium to attach the flower on top of the leaves. Colour a flat backed gem using your alcohol marker and secure it in the middle of the flower using gel medium.

8

Apply gel medium to the back of the flower and place centrally on the brooch back.

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