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Make Your Own Rosette Pins!

Quick and easy.  Now that’s my kind of DIY project!  A few weeks ago when I was in New York City, I was staying near Bryant Park and this shop sign across the street caught my eye. It read M&J Trimming and was huge.  I of course had to stop in and was immediately stumbling around open mouthed just gaping.  Before me was every type of ribbon you could imagine!  Row upon row filled to the brim with spools of gorgeous ribbon, buttons, sequins, feathers….clearly I was hooked!  New Yorkers I am so jealous that you have this store at your fingertips!

These rosettes caught my eye and 1/2 yard (5 rosettes) made it into my basket along with some pin backs, both totaled about $8.  This weekend I finally got around to making them by cutting them apart and super gluing the pin to the back.  It was seriously that easy.  I’m planning on pinning one to my fall cardi, black winter coat and even a canvas tote for a little flirtatious fun!  So what do you think, is this a DIY project you can handle?


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  • laura trevey

    Hi Megan!

    Great post… and looks pretty simple 🙂
    xo Laura

    August 31, 2010 at 7:47 am Reply
  • My Republic of Fashion

    Aw, wow! I’m loving that. Great job!! :)sarahD

    August 31, 2010 at 7:53 am Reply
  • Viktoria

    So fun! I love being crafy!! Please share how you DIY

    August 31, 2010 at 8:44 am Reply
  • Caren


    August 31, 2010 at 9:36 am Reply
  • Jill@TeenageBride

    I have several items in my wardrobe that could use a little “flirtatious fun”

    Awesome idea!!!

    August 31, 2010 at 9:46 am Reply
  • Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat.

    So cute! Thanks so much for sharing, I’m going to have to give this a try!


    August 31, 2010 at 9:47 am Reply
  • Lilly

    I absolutely adore M&J Trimmings! I found this story 9 years ago when i was not yet a NYer and they were in this tiny little crammed shop! This place is fabulous for anything from halloween costumes, i got my ribbon for my wedding from there, countless DIY projects & etc…it’s just dangerous to walk down 6th ave & know that if i pass…i will stop & buy. lol 🙂

    August 31, 2010 at 10:01 am Reply
  • Salt

    VERY cute for a pin and I would love to grab some rosettes like that to make into a hair accessory! And they have an online store…SCORE!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:08 am Reply
  • betsy

    love it!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:18 am Reply
  • Paulettew

    Love DIY projects! I need to do a DIY project soon.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:19 am Reply
  • Krysten

    How easy, love this!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:40 am Reply
  • Silver Strands

    Wow. It certainly looks doable – and OH SO CUTE!

    August 31, 2010 at 11:09 am Reply
  • kristen

    Sounds like a fabulous place!!! Cute rosettes!

    August 31, 2010 at 11:15 am Reply
  • Nikki

    Those turned out great! I love the frayed edges. I have just the shirt in need of one.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Maddy

    Now if that’s not easy, I don’t know what else is 😉

    August 31, 2010 at 11:26 am Reply
  • Stéphanie

    So cute !

    August 31, 2010 at 11:33 am Reply
  • Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition

    Adorable! And best of all, I actually think my un-crafty self could do it!

    August 31, 2010 at 11:35 am Reply
  • anh

    great diy! thanks for sharing!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    sooo cute! thanks for the simple and FABULOUS tutorial!!!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:54 pm Reply
  • Melanie's Randomness

    I will definitely be making some of these cuties!!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm Reply
  • Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

    Great project!

    August 31, 2010 at 1:11 pm Reply
  • Anaiz

    The pin looks awesome, I would try this!

    August 31, 2010 at 1:12 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    Beautiful! Appears simple to make.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm Reply
  • n.

    these are super cute. i think even i can handle this project! thanks for sharing. found my way here via SITS today, plan to stick around.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:53 pm Reply
  • NCF

    ooh so cute! I’m bookmarking! 🙂

    August 31, 2010 at 3:15 pm Reply
  • Couture Carrie

    Fabulous DIY, darling!


    August 31, 2010 at 3:54 pm Reply
  • Denise@TogetherWeSave

    Love it!! Very cute!!

    August 31, 2010 at 4:24 pm Reply
  • Closet Fashionsita

    Cute! I’ll have to try that 😀

    August 31, 2010 at 4:25 pm Reply
  • Adrenalynn

    Ohmygod, yes! I am so illiterate when it comes to anything creative, but this looks so easy! I’m getting me some ribbons right. now.
    Thanks for the tip! And I love your ribbons 🙂

    August 31, 2010 at 4:32 pm Reply
  • Fashion Herald

    M&J is amazing, I have to stay out of there sometimes as it’s a trimming black hole!

    August 31, 2010 at 4:32 pm Reply
  • Cafe Fashionista

    Ah, this is the cutest DIY ever! Love it!! 🙂

    August 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    I love that store!!! Isn’t it hard not to buy everything?!

    August 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm Reply
  • Grace

    Sounds like my kind of DIY, too, actually! I love love love your idea of pinning one onto a canvas tote!

    August 31, 2010 at 5:54 pm Reply
  • Elaine

    I definitely need to try this!

    August 31, 2010 at 6:31 pm Reply
  • Lee Oliveira

    Loving the inspirations you gave to the girls.
    Simple, easy to make and chic.
    Details sometimes speaks everything for you.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:52 pm Reply
  • Shea

    What a great idea! I’ll have to try this.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:57 pm Reply
  • Brit

    So cute! And, easy!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:55 pm Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    Great idea! So cute! and it looks quite simple.
    Thanks for sharing it!

    B xx

    September 1, 2010 at 7:26 am Reply
  • Catherine

    These are great! I love going to M&J Trimmings in NYC – they have the greatest stuff there.

    September 1, 2010 at 9:04 am Reply
  • bixy


    i´m from Mexico.
    i love this blog ´cause you can make alot of pretty things.
    but in this case i don´t know how make the flower.
    please help me!!!!

    September 1, 2010 at 5:37 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    Super cute! I’m all about flowers and ruffles on clothes this year!

    September 7, 2010 at 12:43 am Reply

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