Favour Pins – Tutorial

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Alicia Parsons (Akimbo)

Oh Happy Day favour pin

Add some old-worlde festivity with these fun rosette pins. They make great favours to hand out at either your ceremony or reception, or could even serve as a boutonniere for your groomsmen and ushers.

Oh Happy Day favour pin materials

You will need:

  • ‘Oh happy day’ free printable
  • Satin ribbon
  • Brooch backs
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Double-sided tape
  • Iron

Before you start, download Akimbo’s ‘Oh Happy Day’ free printable. Print onto the thickest paper you can fit through your printer and cut out.

Atypical Type A - Oh Happy Day favour pin tutorial 1

1. Cut the ribbon into equal lengths. Fold in the quarter on each end and iron flat. Add a strip of double-sided tape on the underside and fold in flaps to secure.

2. Layer each folded ribbon in a circle.

Atypical Type A - Oh Happy Day favour pin tutorial 2

3. Carefully pick up the rosette and pierce the centre with the needle and thread.

4. Continue until the ribbons are secured in the rosette shape.

Atypical Type A - Oh Happy Day favour pin tutorial 3

5. Turn over and sew on the brooch back.

6. Stick the badge in the centre of the ribbon rosette with some double-sided tape.

Oh Happy Day favour pin 2

Photography by Alicia Parsons (The Atypical Type A)

Ms Gingham says: I didn’t realise rosettes were that simple to make. I imagine you could get lots of different looks with various textures and widths of ribbon. You could even combine different ribbons for a different effect. Thanks Alicia!

I am Alicia Parsons, the Atypical Type A. I live in Adelaide, South Australia in a modest townhouse with my new hubby Ryan (aka The Man). I am the owner and graphic designer behind Akimbo, which specialises in quirky invitations, announcements and greetings.

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  • Emily pf says:
    July 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I just stumbled across your blog… what lovely diy projects you have. Thanks.

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