DIYP# 43 Dollar Store: Mother's Day Pin

image from Country Living

I fell in love with this simple idea (from Country Living) that cost around $1!

Rosetta Pin

Cut a bandanna into 8 equal-sized squares. Stack the squares and turn each one on a slight angle. Pinch the center of the back and twist. Sew a few stitches to secure the pinched area. A large safety pin slipped thru the back is perfect for attaching the pin to clothes.

Most Dollar Stores have bandannas. This time of year there are probably an assortment of Spring colors. 

I have a collection of vintage mismatched table linens and cloth napkins passed down from my hubby's side. I have set aside most of them for my children, displayed a few on an old ladder and piled the remaining in a basket.

I chose a few of the linens for Rosetta pins for my girls to wear on their Easter sweaters.

I made one to send to my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day. It turned out to be an easy, sentimental gift!

Some other fantastic, frugal bandana ideas:
Tablecloth (by Martha Stewart)

P.S. Hobby Lobby and most craft stores like it have unbelievable bandana choices-all colors and even patterns for less than $1 each!


Hip Mama said...

What a really cute idea! I love it! Just started reading your blog...I love your layout & theme. Looking forward to keeping up with you on the blogosphere

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Oh - the bright green is adorable, but I bet the white linens were extra special, with heritage behind them:)

Somebody Loved said...

THESE are some incredible ideas... before I even could leave a comment I passed your blog along to a friend.

Thank YOU so very much.


southerninspiration said...

cute idea, and very frugal!!


Shawna said...

I love this! I just emailed my husband this link! :)

Berte said...

That is very clever and inexpensive. Thanks for passing it on!
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Jackie said...

What a timely post. I have been trying to figure out what I can make my mom for mother's day. I have a table cloth that was on my grandma's dining room table for years. It had started to fall apart, so I cut it up thinking I would make something for my mom and aunt out of it. Hasn't happened yet, but I am going to try this. Thanks so much.

Stephanie said...

Cute, cute, cute! LOVE that idea!

Maddy said...

Hmmm I wonder if I could do the same thing with linen hankercheives as I have a tonne of them?

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

I love this project! So many applications.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Stephanie said...

So many cute ideas... and I had Hobby Lobby on my to do list today. Must be a sign that I need to add bandanas to the list. :) The flower pin is a great idea for my girls too. They would love it.

Bridget said...

What a cute idea!!!

Hollie said...

You know I am really loving these inexpensive decorating ideas.

grannyann said...

Neat ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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Wanda said...

OK..... I heart them! Sooooo cute!

elizabeth said...

This is SO timely, as I just tonight put four bandannas in a give-away pile, as I figured I just wasn't going to use them for anything...but now I will make them into these lovely rosettes for a friend's children! I can so do these, I am not very crafty or very good with sewing - but these look do-able!

Thank you!