May 7th, 2012

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DIY: Ban.do inspired Bloom Pin

I have a major crush on everything Ban.do right now.  It’s such a fun brand, and everything on their site is just to-die-for cheeky and cute.  Their pop flower corsages are no exception… just so fun!  They look especially lovely pinned to a military jacket, striped tee, button down shirt, or party frock.  Over the top, fabulous… and bright pink?  I needed one.  I decided to try my hand at crafting one up… it was fun and easy, took only about a half an hour to make, and under $5.00 in supplies!

What you’ll need:

  • One yard of Organza Fabric
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Needle + Thread
  • Pin backing
  • Plate + marker (not pictured)

Begin by tracing out ten circles (using your plate) on the fabric.

Cut them all out…

Take aside one of your circles – this will be the foundation of the flower.  Pierce it through the center using your needle and thread.

To form the petals, you will fold the nine remaining circles into quarters and sew them onto your base.  (Optional:  Cut off the corners of the quarters to make the petals more heart shaped, like the Ban.do flower.)

As you sew, rotate the flower so that you cover the entire first circle in petals.

As you continue, the petals will fill in the empty space.  Fluff them out and you have your flower!

Sew on your pin back… and voila!

Wear it with your jacket, your trench, your tee… or your party dress… make them for all of your friends… Feel bold – and fabulous!

Top images:  Atlantic-Pacific, Ban.Do – all other images by me.

48 Responses to DIY: Ban.do inspired Bloom Pin

  1. sharon lei May 7, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Adorable and easy peasy DIY.  My blogger friend, Khatu, from http://www.iamkhatu.blogspot.com made me a oversized rosette corsage as well… check out my post here: http://www.elisharon.blogspot.com/2012/04/whew-past-few-have-been-whirlwind-of.html  I totally love it… and I think I wanna try to make one in pink. :) So very Carrie Bradshaw, right? tee hee.

    Hope you have a grat week, hun.

    xx Love & Aloha
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

  2. Taylor Curlyinthecity May 7, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    I’ve made these before, I made smaller ones and attached it to ribbon for a headband! LOVE!! 
    http://www.curlyinthecity.com/2009/07/i-just-couldnt-wait.html 

  3. Liz {Sequins & Stripes} May 7, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Ok, this is first DIY I am actually going to attempt {I’ve been telling myself for months}, but I would wear this all the time. Such a fun pop for Spring!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood May 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

      Yay!!  I hope you do it – so you!

  4. MzHannah May 7, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Love it. I don’t have organza in my house, maybe I can do chiffon and tulle instead? Doing this for the weekend!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood May 7, 2012 at 10:59 am #

      You could definitely try with other fabrics! FYI, the link in my post will take you to organza fabrics that are $2-3 per yard – so inexpensive!

  5. Mai May 7, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    fun! LOVE ban.do!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood May 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

      Me too – they have the best stuff!!

  6. Viviana Carmona May 7, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Looks perfect!!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood May 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

      Thanks Viv – hope you try it!!

  7. Sarah Pickell May 7, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    super cute!! definitely want to try this! 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood May 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

      thanks!  I hope you do!

  8. Rachael Novak May 7, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    so awesome! i love their flowers too but always wondered if they could be made. great job!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood May 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

      Thank you!  I hope you give it a try, Rachael!

  9. Laura | Styledbylaura.com May 7, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    It looks gorgeous – I love the hot pink!

    Laura xo

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood May 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      thanks, Laura!  I do too. 

  10. Jessica May 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    officially pinned… going to get on this SOON!
    thanks
    xx

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood May 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      Yay, please do!  I would love to see the end result.

  11. Alexa May 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Goodness Grace…everytime I think you’ve topped yourself…you do it again! ;) This is a great one because it can be used as part of an outfit or interior decor too!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood May 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      Thanks Alexa – and so true!  Also makes the perfect topper for a gift!

  12. Jen@redsolesandredwine May 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Love it!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood May 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      Thanks, Jen!  You should make one for the baby! ;)

  13. Erica May 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Grace, that came out awesome! It looks just like the one from Ban.do!!

    http://theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood May 7, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

      thanks Erica, I hope you make it!

  14. so anthro May 7, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Ooooh how much do I love ban.do and this! How do you just keep getting more and more creative Grace?? Adorable!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood May 7, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

      Aw, thanks! I’m so happy that you like the tutorial. I really hope that you give it a try – it’s so fun + easy!

  15. Gotham Polish May 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    Hi Grace! Love this look and happy to have found your blog :) New reader here!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood May 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

      Aw, thank you! Glad to have you!! xo

  16. Christina @ Hair Romance May 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Love it Grace! So making this x

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood May 7, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

      thanks, Christina! I really hope you do! xx

  17. Dora May 7, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    These are so cute :) I love them

  18. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It May 7, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    So pretty and springy! I love it, Grace!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood May 7, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

      thank you, Erin!

  19. Frankie hearts fashion May 8, 2012 at 1:59 am #

    holy cuteness!!! xo

  20. Crystalin May 8, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Ok, I think I need to try this. You’re a genius! Thanks for sharing Grace :)

  21. Sarah Sequins May 8, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    That’s the cutest thing ever! I want to make one for my hair. :)

  22. GlamChameleon May 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    Completely sharing your crush!:) Gorgeous idea and great job!! Thanks for the idea!;)
    xoxo
    Jelena

  23. Jordan - Queen of LA May 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! wish i saw this a couple months ago before i splurged on the bando one :) this is so freaking cute! 

  24. A Girl, A Style May 9, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    LOVE this DIY Grace! I had a giant vintage blush pink peony pin (the size of the Ban.Do flower) that I used to wear on *everything* and was devastated when I lost it but wasn’t sure how to recreate something similar (and couldn’t justify the price of the Ban.Do), so going to try this myself!

    Briony xx

  25. Kara Endres May 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    I love their flower pins and have been wanting to make one for a while now. Thanks for this tutorial, looks pretty easy and super cute! I’m definitely gonna try this!

  26. Lauren Schugar May 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    I am not a DIY type of lady, but this is a super easy project. Super Big Thank you. Great Post 

  27. Lolly July 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    love the pics of what you can get to yourself! made it my new background- inspirational :D

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

      I’m so happy you like it, Lolly!

  28. Lolly July 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    gotta try this, amazing! and my sister usually does all this sort of thing- loving it! can now see why she loves this so much haha

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

      I really hope you try it. It’s such a fun and summery piece!

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