DIY: Floral Hat & Floral Tote


Okay guys, I have two more ways to show you how to style the flower pin created with the DIY: Flower Pin Tutorial.  

The first is to simply pin the flower to a hat.  It adds a pretty, feminine touch and can make an old hat seem new again.



I can't take credit for this styling idea.  The clever Erica of Kizzling Around (my "name twinsie" bloggy friend) left a comment this week where she mentioned the flower would look great styled on a tote.  I love this idea and think it turned out great.  Thanks girl!

If you haven't visited Erica's blog Kizzling Around, you should drop by and say 'hi'.  She's a fun loving girl who is traveling the world and blogging about it as she goes.  Want to know what Japanese tomato chocolates taste like?  She's your girl!  She also takes some pretty amazing photos.




Note:  Since my tote was leather, I took a piece of scrap fabric and tied it around the purse strap so that I could attach the flower to the fabric and not puncture the leather.  If you have a fabric tote, you can easily pin the flower directly to the tote.


Well, that's it for this week's flower pin styling tutorials.  Hope you guys enjoyed them and maybe even came up with a few styling ideas of your own just like Erica.  If you have any awesome ideas, I'd love to hear them.  Just leave a comment or send me an e-mail.  I love seeing what a creative bunch my readers are!

If you missed some of the previous flower styling posts, be sure to check them out here:


Hope you're having a great weekend guys!

40 comments:

  1. More great ideas! So pretty! Love the print on your top!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! Gotta love a great print! :)

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  2. Cute! I will have to check out doing these myself when school is over a in a couple weeks. I LOVE your leather tote. Seriously, how adorable! You look great, and these are both great summer feminine looks!

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    1. I can't wait to see how you style your own floral pin once you get the chance to make one. :)

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  3. It's really stunning how you do all the things by yourself. Looks always great:)

    chooohanna.blogspot.com

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    1. I saw that you incorporated your food blogging with Rainbow Colored Thoughts. Looks good! :)

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    1. Thanks! Hope you're adjusting after moving to your new apartment.

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  5. Thanks for the shout out, Erica!
    We may be name twinsies, but you definitely look better in hats. Fyi. If anyone gets us confused (because we look so alike) we can differentiate by the "one who looks good in hats" and "the one who is jealous of the one who looks good in hats."

    I love that you used a piece of cloth to maintain the integrity of your purse. So clever!
    It's much better than the clip marks that were left on my tote.

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    1. It was such a clever idea that I definitely had to give you a shout out. :)

      I mostly wear hats not as a fashion statement, but as sun protection. If I didn't wear hats I'd look like a walking talking lobster. Not too cute. lol!

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  6. Hi Erica! Thanks for dropping by my blog. (: Love your site, will be following you here. (:

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    1. Hi Juanna! Thanks for stopping by! Glad you'll be coming by again :)

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  7. The hat looks great! Love how you used the flower on the purse as well!

    ariarhapsody.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Joy! I had a lot of fun styling the flower in different ways this week.

      Best of luck with all your exciting changes at school! :)

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  8. Hey! I just nominated you for a Liebster Award! Yayyyy! Check out my post for more information. Can't wait to see your answers!
    ( http://younggeorgialove.blogspot.com/2012/07/liebster-award-part-two.html )
    Love and Luck,
    Jessie:)

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    1. Oh goodness! I'm honored. I'm gonna try and see if I can't put something together for this weekend. :)

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  9. you're right, the big flower on the hat really does spice it up a bit and makes it look extra special! the tote bag with the flower also looks really cute. thanks for your tip on not puncturing but adding fabric instead- really smart and I can't wait to try something like this :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Izzy! It's been a lot of fun figuring out new ways to wear the flower.

      P.S. Love your new sparkly boots... those are sure to brighten up the dreary days you are having. :)

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  10. I love flower pins. They are perfect for adding an extra touch to all kinds of clothes and accessories. :)

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    1. Yeah! Another flower lovin' girl! :)

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  11. I love the tote idea! I never even thought of that!!

    http://alyandboos.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Aly! I wish I could take credit for that wonderful idea. I have to send my kudos to Erica of Kizzling Around for that one. Stop by her blog if you get a chance. :)

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  12. Fabulous idea! I'm not a hat person myself but would totally try placing the flower on my bag

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    1. The bag option is a great idea if you're not up to putting a giant blossom on your head. ;)

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  13. You make me want to put a big flower on my handbag. I never really thought about how versatile they were until you started showing all the ways to style them.

    *Erin

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    1. Putting the flower on the handbag idea came from a fellow reader, Erica at Kizzling Around. I thought it was pretty clever too! :)

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  14. I love it! You really look stunning . . .

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  15. Wow...I love flowers - prints, embellishments, jewellery pieces. This piece is amazing and I love the way it looks on a hat and on the tote. I'm going to try it out one day - bookmarking this post.

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    1. Yeah! I'd love to see yours when you give it go, Vinita. Feel free to share some pics. :)

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  16. So creative, the hat looks perfect on you :)

    http://monstermagpie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! Might as well look good when you're hiding from the summer sun in a hat. ;)

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  17. wow what a fantastic DIY, you're really talented! :)

    Drawing Dreaming

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    1. Thanks Ester! Gotta love a simple DIY! :)

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  18. the flower looks so pretty on the hat and the bag! <3 :-)

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