Have you seen Brittany of Va-Voom Vintage's new series, the "40s Fashion Calendar"? I totally love it, and I've seen that lots of others in the vintage world are loving it, too!
For January, Brittany posted a tutorial for a pair of floral coat and purse pins, and I've finally gotten around to making one. I wasn't sure I would do it, but when I saw a bag of fake flowers in a thrift store for ridiculously cheap, I thought, what the heck, might as well make a flower pin!
I used some flannel scraps I had from a project and a piece of cardboard that came out of some curtain packaging as the base for my flower pins. I sewed a safety pin on the back of each one. I didn't have two of every kind of flower, so my brooches aren't exact matches... they just coordinate. Make do and mend at it's finest, right?!
Anyway, I love the bit of color the flowers bring to my otherwise neutral winter look!
Here are a couple other ladies that have made these flower brooches if you'd like some more inspiration:
Girl With the Star-Spangled Heart
Lavender & Twill