Decorative Pins: Anyone who quilts, sews or appreciates such things are always on the look out for something unique or different. Decorative pins are simple to put together and require only a few materials. They are not only functional but beautiful.
I made these to use with quilting. These would be hard to miss when piecing a quilt top together. I am always sewing over my pins.
The plastic hearts and flowers are beads I had in my stash. I loved the rich jewel tones.
The butterflies on these pins are clear glass with a touch of pink.
(Sorry I could not get a better picture)
This set is my favorite. I love the turquoise and black in the flower beads and the glass turquoise beads have a simple gold swirl. I added a second seed bead under the glass beads to make them appear larger.
Basic instructions to make the beaded decorative pins are as follows:
Supplies - long corsage pins in any color, small beads either glass or plastic, coordinating seed beads, a strong glue (I used E6000 - it only takes a drop)
- Place the large bead onto the pin and place a small drop of glue to secure. (Use a toothpick to spread the glue)
- Feed the seed bead or beads on next and secure above and below with glue.
- Lay the pins flat to allow the glue to dry completely.
To package the pins stick them into a small piece of felt or batting glued into a folded card. An alternative setting is to stick them into a pin cushion. Either makes a pleasant display for your new decorative pin set.
I hope this project inspires you to search out unique gifts for all the creative people on your list.