Holiday Pins

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Holiday Pins
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Spread cheer this holiday season with jazzy homemade coat pins.

What you'll need

  • Pin backs (available at craft stores; the ones with a self-adhesive plastic bar are ideal)
  • Liquid polymer (available at craft stores)
  • Trimmed images from greeting cards, photographs, or children's artwork
  • Glitter
  • Construction paper
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Glue
  • Ribbon

How to make it

  1. Holiday Pins - Step 1

    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.

  2. Holiday Pins - Step 2

    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.

  3. Holiday Pins - Step 3

    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.

  4. Holiday Pins - Step 4

    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.

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