this was really late but I was too lazy to put the links in hehe
Hey guys! How’re you all doing? I’m doing great! This was one of my new year’s plans and I wanted to get these ideas out there because it’s a super cheap way to create art of your own. So, let’s get to it!
These are some of my homemade pins (flash is a bitch)
What You’ll Need:
- Shrink Film (Shrink Film)
- Cookie Sheet
- Wax Paper
- Hot Glue and Glue gun(Mini Glue Gun with Glue Sticks)
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic(Mod Podge Dimensional Magic)
- Pin Backs(120 Pairs of Pin backs)
- Acrylic Paint
- Conventional Oven
Step 1: Design!
If you can draw, draw whatever you like. If you are like me with somewhat of a lower artistic skill, either trace something or be SUPER careful with your designing. Look at a picture online and draw it with your own skilled fingers!!
Step 2: Print!
For me, the printed pins didn’t look good enough for me to do that, but I only tried it once. If you decided to print yours though, scan your design (or if you drew yours on your tablet of some sorts, don’t) you’ll need to print your out. Place the paper into your printer and print those suckers out!
Step 2.5: Trace
If you decided not to print yours out, you’ll need to trace yours onto the shrink paper. This is pretty easy and straightforward. Grab a sharpie and trace those lines away!! With my pins, I use either acrylic paint of sharpies. Just use whatever you desire.
Step 3: Oven time!!
On the packaging for the paper, it gives you instructions for the baking process so I won’t go into too much detail.
Step 4: Mod Podge!
After letting the now shrunken almost pins cool off for about a half an hour or so(it really depends on you), open up the mod podge and squirt some of it on to the pin itself. I used a paintbrush to spread it around if you find that easier. Let that dry for three hours.
(Final) Step 5: Hot glue
This part is super fun! You warm up your hot glue gun. Get those pin backs ready because we’re gluing them down! Take the hot glue gun and place some on the back of the pin. Now, take as many pin backs you want on the pins and squish them into the hot glue. Let them dry for however long you feel.
And that’s it! I hope you wear your pins with pride and happiness. I hope you have a wonderful day!