DIY Oversized Floral Brooch

I couldn’t help but ooh and ahh over the gigantic lily corsages that seemed to bloom from the boldly colored floral patterns of Dries Van Noten‘s fall collection. There was a refreshingly surreal quality to the vibrantly painted, three dimensional flowers – a departure from the more literal Carrie Bradshaw inspired versions we’ve seen in the past. Dramatic, fun and perfect for those warmer days ahead!

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You’ll need:

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Start by pulling leaves off the stems to determine the desirable length of the flower stem. Save them as you might want to add additional leaves later. Trim with wire cutters.

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Place the flower against your chest, below the shoulder. If you want to add more leaves to fill out the brooch, now is a good time to hot glue them onto other leaves or onto the stem. Working in a well ventilated area, lightly coat the flower with spray paint. I like to grasp the base of the stem with a protective layer, like a plastic trash bag, while spraying. Continue adding layers of paint. The leaves might take longer to paint so be patient!

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Once the flower is completely covered in color and dried, attach a stick pin to the backside using hot glue.

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Once the glue has tried, try it on for fit. You can always add another pin to another part of the brooch for more stability.

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Your Dries Van Noten inspired brooch is finished!

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(images by HonestlyWTF)

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20 Comments

  1. Mira wrote:

    Omg amazing diy!!! Love the cute floral brooch 😀

    xx Mira

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  2. Original and so cute DIY!! you are so creative!!

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  3. lauren wrote:

    i love this, it looks amazing against that top
    Lauren
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  4. Eye Like Fashion wrote:

    So cool and clever idea. It adds so much to your top!

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  5. Liz wrote:

    so pretty!!!

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  6. i.s. wrote:

    so cute and clever x
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  7. Abby Davis wrote:

    Love that you recreated this brooch! I loved that collection!

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  8. hartinart wrote:

    Gorgeous… lovely gorgeous!!

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  9. Abigail wrote:

    What a great idea! So carrie bradshaw goes tropic!

    3.28.14
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  10. Lara wrote:

    El exitazo que está teniendo ese vestido, hace poco lo mencione en mi blog Los Vestidos de Zara más buscados esta temporada . La flor le da un toque tropical que me encanta. besos

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  11. Paty wrote:

    Love your blog!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

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  12. Sandra wrote:

    Wow…that looks great, but my diy skills are practically non-existing so if i would ever try making a flower like this…:)))) haha…no – i wont even imagine that, cuz i’ll tell you – zero dyi skills 🙂 anyhow – congrats on your dyi flower 😉

    Sandra from http://www.chicplaisir.com

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  14. zen wrote:

    What a great idea to spray paint it yellow! I love yellow statement pieces 🙂

    8.24.14
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  15. zen wrote:

    Love how you’ve styled the yellow flower with the red dress!

    10.10.14
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