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Use this idea to make your own pins and magnets!
I cheated and used some promo pins I got at a concert/event. But you could easily use bottle caps or anything else you can come up with. Please try your own variations on this and share them! I'd love to see what anyone can come up with.

Posted by Rebekah T. from Manchester, England, United Kingdom • Published See Rebekah T.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a pin badge. Fashion Pins - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials you'll need to get started.
    Here's what I used & examples of what you can use:

    • Promo Pins [try bottle caps]

    • Scissors

    • Mod Podge [try any form of sealer/glue]

    •Sheet Music [try magazine clippings/old book pages/or print out a small picture or pattern online]

    •Fabric Scraps [a small print seems better]

    •Tweezer/Pliers [anything to hold it while you paint]

    •Paint Brush & an unused Makeup Sponge [an easy thing to use would be a sponge brush, but I didn't have one]

    VARIATION:

    If you use bottle caps there are those little pin backs you can get at the craft store. You could hot glue those on. Or just glue on a magnet to the back of your bottle cap and make put it on your fridge. Or make a set and give them as a gift!

  • How to make a pin badge. Fashion Pins - Step 2
    Step 2

    If you're using a pin like me, take the pin out of the back.

    Cut a circle about a 1/2 an inch bigger than your pin/cap and cut notches in it like I did in the picture.

  • How to make a pin badge. Fashion Pins - Step 3
    Step 3

    Brush on some Mod Podge.

  • How to make a pin badge. Fashion Pins - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place your pin/cap in the middle and fold over flaps like so. Pressing them in as you go. Smooth out any bubbles and try and get it on there tight. [careful as to not tear the paper if it's thin]

  • How to make a pin badge. Fashion Pins - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once it's nice and snug in there brush some Mod Podge on the back.

  • How to make a pin badge. Fashion Pins - Step 6
    Step 6

    I held it with the pliers and brushed Mod Podge over the top. Then used the sponge to smooth it out.

  • How to make a pin badge. Fashion Pins - Step 7
    Step 7

    Don't forget to get the Mod Podge on the edges!

  • How to make a pin badge. Fashion Pins - Step 8
    Step 8

    Let dry. Add your pin/magnet to the back. And they're ready to go! Pin them onto your favorite bag or vest. If it's a magnet stick it right on the fridge! Take photos and share your variations.

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Mochi Mochi
Mochi Mochi · Irwindale, California, US · 79 projects
Wow, this is a really easy and cool way to make pins. Love
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xXSaint.Aida7Xx
xXSaint.Aida7Xx · 1 project
I'm gonna do this but with thick cardboard and fabric! Happy Great idea btw
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sweetsundae0
sweetsundae0 · Ajax, Ontario, CA · 50 projects
Thank you! I think I'll do some with bottle caps.
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erikaerikaerika (:
erikaerikaerika (: · 4 projects
oh thank you for this !HappyHappyHappyHappyHappy
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Rebekah T.
Rebekah T. · Manchester, England, GB · 7 projects
Glad to see you were inspired by this Lindsay!
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lindsay H.
lindsay H. · Bremerton, Washington, US
I've been looking for something to add all my arts together and I never thought of paper cover buttons for my brooches. XD
Thank you!
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Rebekah T.
Rebekah T. · Manchester, England, GB · 7 projects
Thanks Suki! This is about as fancy as it gets with my projects >.<d
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Suki F.
Suki F. · Cambridge, England, GB · 6 projects
I like to see people making pin-badges without a badge-maker! Nice project!

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