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Make a pin in a pinch!
Make your very own wearable art with these decoupaged pins.

Posted by Self-Constructed Freak from Madison, Wisconsin, United States • Published See Self-Constructed Freak's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a wooden brooch. Dècoupage Brooches - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, paint your wooden shape a solid color. Tip: if you’re gonna do a solid-glitter background, first paint wooden shape with a matte base the same color as the glitter to create a more cohesive look.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Dècoupage Brooches - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, get out your collage materials! In this tutorial I'm using inkjet print-outs of some favorite images I found on the web.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Dècoupage Brooches - Step 3
    Step 3

    You can use the badge base as a background, or you can use it as a foundation and create a background from cut-out images, fabric scraps, etc.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Dècoupage Brooches - Step 4
    Step 4

    Start the decoupaging process by applying a thin layer of Mod Podge to the back of all the papery things you want to include on your badge.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Dècoupage Brooches - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the image(s) on the badge, and smooth out any air bubbles with your fingers.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Dècoupage Brooches - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add on glitter & confetti if you'd like, and seal everything in with a generous layer of Mod Podge.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Dècoupage Brooches - Step 7
    Step 7

    After you apply the Mod Podge, set your badge aside to dry completely.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Dècoupage Brooches - Step 8
    Step 8

    As a finishing touch, apply a layer of dimensional glue or epoxy resin over the surface of your brooch.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Dècoupage Brooches - Step 9
    Step 9

    Lastly, glue a bar pin to the back with a little bit of E6000.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Dècoupage Brooches - Step 10
    Step 10

    All done!

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