How to Make a Lapel Pin

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Wearing lapel pins is an excellent way to display your love of your favorite cause, school, sports team, or that special someone. While you can purchase lapel pins in a variety of styles, you can make your own custom lapel pins to cover a broader variety of subjects. When you make lapel pins, you are limited only by your creativity and imagination. Turn miniature photos, magnets, ribbons, and any other small item into a lapel pin. Use new pin backs (found at crafts stores) or recycle old lapel pin backs to make your own personalized lapel pins.

Things You'll Need

  • Pin back
  • Tweezers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • Preferred item (such as a photo or ribbon)

Instructions

  • Heat up your hot glue gun. You will need to use only one glue stick to make your own lapel pin.

  • Use the tweezers to hold the pin back. (Using tweezers will keep your fingers from getting burned by the hot glue.)

  • Drop a few beads of hot glue directly onto the flat surface of the pin back.

  • Immediately place the pin back on the underside of your preferred item. Allow the hot glue to cool and harden completely before pinning the lapel pin to garments.

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