DIY Brooch (Guest Post from Bettina Johnson)

Today's post is by Bettina Johnson, a daily crafter, maker, jewelry designer and DIYer. Find more of her creative inspiration at DIY Brooch by Bettina Johnson for Oh The Lovely Things

What you'll need:
  • Glue gun + 1 glue stick
  • 13" inch lace ribbon
  • 1 Filigree (about 2-inches in diameter)
  • 1 Acrylic mum (1-inch in diameter or 36mmx36mm)
  • 1 brooch back
BroochOTLT-01Order the DIY package (includes all supplies, except the glue gun) right, here at Bettina's Etsy shop.

Step by step instructions:

1. Plug in your glue gun, and place all the items in front of you.

2. Add a little bit of glue onto your filigree and place the ribbon folded downwards onto the filigree. Place the ribbon about 1/4-inch away from the middle, and press the hot glue/ribbon area down with a scissor or other piece of metal- for a secure hold and not to burn yourself. Continue with this step (placing each time a little bit of glue in between each folded ribbon) until you come around to where you began. BroochOTLT-02 BroochTLT-03 3. If you have some ribbon left, cut the remaining piece off, but leave 1/2-inch for the last fold. Fold the ribbon downwords and glue it in place. BroochTLT-04 4. Your finished filigree/ribbon should look like this! BroochTLT-05 5. Set the filigree aside. For the next step you need to turn the mum over and add a good amount of glue to it. BroochTLT-06 6. Press the mum immediately onto your filigree, holding it for a few seconds so the glue can set. BroochTLT-07 7. Turn your almost complete brooch over, and add a stripe of glue to the back. BroochTLT-08 8. Place your brooch-back onto the glue area and press down, holding it in place for a few seconds to set. BroochTLT-09 And your filigree-mum brooch is complete and ready to wear!

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  1. very cute! love this idea.


  2. Beautiful! I am a big fan of brooches.

  3. This is a lovely DIY! Great job! <3

  4. this is soo lovely.

    xo Janaki

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