I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

DIY Flower Pin


I’ve never posted a DIY on my blog before, so I am quite excited for today!

I made this flower pin over the weekend because I want to add some signature UT burnt orange to my game day outfit, but these would be so cute pinned on bridesmaid dresses, on headbands, and really, wherever you think they would work. I used this tutorial, and it took me about fifteen minutes. Super easy!

Supplies: Fabric (I used my orientation t-shirt that I will never wear in public :P), thread, needle, button, safety pin, scissors

1. Cut a piece of fabric about an inch thick and 40 inches long…more or less depending on the size you want. I just cut off the bottom of my t-shirt and chopped off the seam.

2. Stitch one of the sides down to anchor your thread.

3. Sew a running stitch all along one edge of your fabric. This part takes the longest!

It will end up like this!

4. Carefully pull on the thread so all your fabric bunches up.

5. Wind the scrunched fabric up, layering it over top of itself, to make it look like a flower.

6. Sew through all the layers to keep them together. Obviously, I was not very meticulous while doing this, as you can see by the way-out-there white stitches every so often. :P

7. Sew your button onto the top of the flower. Feel free to use a much cuter button that I did,  if you have one handy!

8. Flip the flower over and sew the middle together a bit more, if needed.

9. Sew a safety pin or pin back to the back of the flower.

Finished product in action!

So there we go, first blog DIY–check! What do you think? :)








  1. Natalie says:

    So perfect & adorable! Love, love, love this DIY!

  2. So cute Lise! It looks just wonderful :)

  3. Dana says:

    aww cute! maybe ill make a blue one from one of my thousand of pitt shirts and use a gold button!

  4. Lena says:

    This is so adorable, and so perfect for Texas! They remind me of John’s high school garters in their own charming way!

  5. Kristen says:

    what diy skillllll! how darling!

  6. So cute! You know I love good gameday outfits.

    I think you should do DIY posts more often because this one was great!

    • Lisa says:

      Your amazing Alabama pins were my inspiration to try to make this!! I will definitely be on the lookout for more DIYs to try :)


Sign up to receive new blog posts directly to your inbox.

Never miss
a post