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Made from polymer clay
I first saw these pins in an embroidery book called doodle stitching, but it doesn't tell you how to make them. They are just included in a project on how to make a tree stump pin-cushion. I think they're really cute and were so easy to make. Sorry I have no pics, but I hope its simple enough to follow without.

Posted by Libby W. from Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom • Published See Libby W.'s 83 projects »
  • Step 1

    Shape the green into a leaf shape and draw on the viens and mid-rib with the end of a pin.

  • Step 2

    Make the red into little beetle shapes. Draw on the head and wing cases with the end of the pin.

  • Step 3

    Push the flat top of the pin into the bottom of the lady-birds and leaves, to make a little dent.Bake.

  • Step 4

    Paint your ladybirds with the black paint to pick out the head and spots. Paint with clear nail varnish and glue onto pins when dry. Finished!



Libby W.
Libby W. · Whitehaven, England, GB · 86 projects
Hi PJ,

I just used standard household pins. You could use the fancy hat style pins if you wanted or snip the end off the pins and just glue in.

You do need to use a strong glue and once they are dry try pushing them through a piece of fabric to make sure they are securely stuck on.
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
what kind of pins did you use did they have bigger head on them..
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
SO CUTE i HAVE THAT BOOK ..will have to go look at it..I love them..smile
Sandra M.
Sandra M. · Nancy, Lorraine, FR · 1 project
i love this idea
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
aaaw this is sooo cute and adorable, great tute though!!!
i will give it a try after my move and will make a version for you;-D xxxx
Libby W.
Libby W. · Whitehaven, England, GB · 86 projects
I guess you could use them instead of numbers. I thought about making them into beads and making a bag-charm.
SaveMeSanFrancisco · 18 projects
if you somehow made that into a clock that would be so cool! but they are cute as they are!

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