Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop: DIY Flower Brooch


Sizzix has always made me so happy.  Fifteen years years ago, I was a student aid using the Ellison machine to cut letters for the bulletin board.  Eight years later I got the original Sizzix machine—the red one with the handle that went up and down.  And just this year I got the Big Shot!  Rolling in style, right here!


Many thanks to sweet Eileen Hull who asked if I wanted to do the Fresh Blog hop.  I was thrilled!  For my Fall Poppy brooch, I used the Sizzix #9 Flower die.  This die punches three different flower shapes that you can stack or use alone.  It's pretty much a party when you cut your fabric.


If you want to make your own Fall Poppy brooch, you will need:  fabric, buttons, Katiedids, Mod Podge, bicone Swarovski crystals 4mm, and of course the #9 Flower die.


Cut four different fabrics into flowers–I ran the die through twice per pattern for a total of eight passes (24 flowers) and yes I had a few extras (yay!).  Coat each flower front and back with Mod Podge.  Lay them on plastic to dry.  This basically gives you oil cloth flowers.  Are you excited?  You can make your own oil cloth with Mod Podge!!  I'm excited!!!

Stack your flowers small on top to large on the bottom.  Did you notice I was sneaky on the bottom two pattern layers?  I clustered the flowers around versus putting them directly behind to make the poppy bigger.  Once you have them situated, glue or stitch together.


Lastly, string a row of crystals on nylon and attach to the outer ring of the Katiedid component.  String a second row of copper beads and tie around the outside of the Katiedid.  For times sake, I glued the pieces onto the flower and inside the component.  I also added a few pieces of chain that are tucked in between the flower petals.  I hope you like this and make some for head bands, purses and cake toppers!

For a chance to win your own die, go to Oh My Crafts! 

To hop to the next blog, click on the "hop forward" Sizzix button on the right side of this page.  Thanks for visiting and happy crafting.


  1. This is stunning Candie! Love it!

  2. I love this! Great job. I was wondering how you made this larger.

  3. So pretty!!! Love your flower brooch.

  4. ooooh so beautiful!! Love this brooch!

  5. Love it, love it! Did someone say flower headbands? Thanks for using Katiedids!

  6. Wow, wow, wow! Gorgeous, Candie! I love this brooch, and I shall have to try the Mod Podge trick. Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Great brooch. Love the fabric colors.

  8. Linda Carson says

    Brilliant! Fabulous creative style!

  9. I TOTALLY love this. the chain is very cool

  10. Anita Braddock says

    I love the flower you have made love the differant fabric you used. it looks great as a pin. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
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  11. this is truly gorgeous-what awesome gifts I can make with this die!

  12. Paulette S in MO says

    Its fabulous!

  13. I could swear I left you a comment Candie! Or maybe I sent an email. It all gets blurry at 2 AM 🙂 But I LOVE LOVE this project. Such great fall colors and what you did with that Katiedid is amazing! So glad you could come and play with us!Thanks…

  14. OOOHHH! Love it! I am going to give this one a try!

  15. Wow, you chose such fantastic colors to combine. The whole piece is perfect. I know so many people who would want this brooch.

  16. Candie does it again! I’m gonna feature!

  17. I love it!!! I bought a jacket at goodwill this week and have good intentions of making a flower accent to perk it up. This just motivated me to get busy!!!

  18. Beautiful, I would so love to wear it!

  19. The pandora warm autumn wind, air mixed into the firecrackers fire taste;

  20. Great stuff! This really gives the jacket a whole new life. I simply adore recycling old stuff and making it new bu adding a detail.

  21. Toda la pieza es perfecta. Conozco mucha gente que querría que este amor brooch.I lectura a través de tu blog y esperamos que todos tus mensajes!

  22. Good article, Each and every point is good enough.Thanks for sharing with us your wisdom.

  23. Truly! this is exactly plainly what I have been looking for.
    I arrived to this weblog by searching for that answers.
    Thanks a bunch.


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