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Water for Elephants Brooch

If you like Water for Elephants you'll love this fine detailed brooch from I Love to Create. It's carefully crafted to look like a circus tent. Wear it to your next book club meeting or out to attract others who loved the book!

Water for Elephants Brooch


  • Crafty Chica® Tango Permanent Fabric Markers™
  • Tulip® Glitter Spray Paint (Multi Glitter 4 pack)
  • Crafty Chica® Extreme Embellishment Glue™
  • Crafty Chica® Chunky Glitters™ (Goddess Gold)
  • Tulip® Cordless Heat Setting Tool™
  • Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Crystals™ (300 Multi-color Pack)
  • Scissors
  • Paper towels
  • Canvas – 8”x10”
  • Printout of vintage circus image
  • Pinback
  • Small piece of mat board or wood



  1. Cut canvas into three circles in graduated sizes. Give each one a different type of edging: fringed, zigzag, and curvy.
  2. Use Crafty Chica® Red marker to add red circus tent stripes to the largest canvas circle. Use a different color marker to add decoration of your choice to the medium canvas circle to create contrast.
  3. Lay canvas circles onto paper towels. Use Tulip® Glitter™ Spray Paint Spray to spray each circle with a different color glitter. Let dry.
  4. Use Crafty Chica® Extreme Embellishment Glue to adhere canvas circles together creating a flower. Let dry.
  5. Use glue to affix the printed circus image to a piece of mat board or wood and cut to size. Let dry. Adhere to the center of the flower.
  6. Frame printed image with squiggles of glue and then sprinkle with Crafty Chica® Chunky Glitter Goddess Gold. Let dry. Shake off excess glitter onto paper towel.
  7. Using Tulip® Glam-It-Up™ Cordless Heat Setting Tool, apply crystals of your choice on brooch, where desired.
  8. Glue pinback to back side.

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