Spread cheer this holiday season with jazzy homemade coat pins.
Prepare images for pin faces.There are a few pin variations that you can make. Use the cutout images and reinforce them by gluing them to thin cardboard and re-trimming around the edges.
Make shimmery stars by cutting the shapes out of construction paper, brushing on a coat of craft glue, and sprinkling on glitter. Or decorate a miniature paper Christmas tree with confetti ornaments or use a paper punch to make red holly berries for a paper wreath.
Another simple coat pin option is to craft a tiny gift box. Just cut a rectangle out of corrugated cardboard and wrap it with colorful paper as you would a present. Tie on a ribbon and bow and secure them in place with a couple drops of glue.
Before assembling the pins, seal the images by brushing on a coat of liquid polymer -- this also adds a nice sheen. Once the polymer is thoroughly dry, attach a self-adhesive pin to the back of each pin face and they're ready to wear.