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How to Make a Tape Measure Flower Brooch

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April 13, 2017

Tape Measure Flower BroochI saw a similar brooch on Pinterest and decided to make a couple for myself and my mom. I love how it turned out!

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Supplies:

  • cloth tape measure
  • button
  • pin back
  • needle
  • embroidery floss
  • E6000 glue
  • small wire cutters, optional
Tape Measure Flower Brooch
 

Steps:

  1. Use a pair of wire cutters to cut the button shank off, if necessary.
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    Tape Measure Flower Brooch
     
  3. Determine how long each length of your tape measure should be, to get the look you want. I test fitted my button and decided on using 6 inch pieces.
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    Tape Measure Flower Brooch
     
  5. Cut four lengths of tape measure.
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  7. Bring the 2 ends around and into the middle, creating two loops. Use a needle and embroidery floss (3 strands) to sew the ends in place. See photo below. I chose to do two that showed inches and two that showed centimeters. Note: I tried using hot glue and found that it didn't adhere well to the surface. All of my loops popped apart. :(
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    Tape Measure Flower Brooch
     
    Tape Measure Flower Brooch
     
  9. Arrange the "petals" on top of each other. Use a needle and embroidery floss (3 strands) to sew them together through the center.
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    Tape Measure Flower Brooch
     
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  11. Apply E6000 glue to the center of the flower and to the back of the button. Let them sit apart for 2 minutes before sticking them together. Allow glue to dry completely before handling.
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    Tape Measure Flower Brooch
     
    Tape Measure Flower Brooch
     
  13. Now apply E6000 glue to the back of the flower and attach the pin back. Allow glue to dry completely before wearing. Enjoy!
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    Tape Measure Flower Brooch
     
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June 21, 2017

Take an ordinary tape measure, a button and a pin back to create this pretty flower brooch. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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May 8, 2014

A tape measure flower pin is the perfect gift for a friend that loves to sew or quilt. This is a page about making a tape measure flower pin.

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