|Whip up a few pins to wear to work and maybe a few for your co-workers just to say “thanks”. Each pin costs between a few cents to fifty cents depending on the type of pin back you use.|
Felt Pin Steps:
- Trace cookie cutter shape onto felt. (Image 1)
- Fold the felt and cut two pieces. This will give you a front and back to your pin. (Image 2)
- Whipstitch two pieces together leaving a small opening at the bottom to fill with batting. (Image 3)
- Tear tiny pieces of batting and stuff into pin shape. Use a pencil, if needed, to fill. (Image 4)
- Whipstitch opening closed. (Image 5)
- Decorate design with beads, wiggly eyes, paint and sequins or cut designs from felt. (Image 6)
- Use hot glue or quick-drying glue to affix. (Image 7)
- Glue pin to back of design.
Photo Pin Steps:
- Make a copy of your favorite photograph.
- Cut a piece of clear contact paper 1/2 inch larger than your picture.
- Cover both sides of photo with clear contact paper.
- Place a cookie cutter on picture.
- Trace around cookie cutter.
- Cut out shape. For a firmer photo pin, cut a piece of felt the same shape and glue to back.
- Glue trim around outside edge.
- Glue pin on back of photo.
For a turkey photo pin, make the body your picture and glue felt tail feathers on the back.
For a Christmas tree photo pin, glue a string of sequins around the edge. For a Santa pin, glue bits of cotton around the edge and red beads around the top for a hat. Let your imagination run wild.