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How to Make Kids' Pins


Button Bouquet Brooches
Create beautiful bouquet pins
Create beautiful bouquet pins

Create button bouquet brooches out of old buttons. The whimsical bouquets bring colorful results and happy smiles to the faces of those lucky enough to receive your bouquet.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 green chenille stems 12 inches each
  • 5 beautiful buttons
  • 12 inches ribbon, 3/4 inch wide
  • 3/4-inch pin back

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks

Step One: Cut the chenille stems into 4-inch lengths.

Cut stems into 4-inch pieces.
Cut stems into 4-inch pieces.

Step Two: For flat buttons, slip a stem through a button hole, going from the back and then through the front to the back again. Twist the stem tightly at the back using the needle-nose pliers. For post-style buttons, twist the stem through the hole, then add a drop of hot glue to hold the button so it faces forward.

Step Three: Gather the 5 chenille stems together and wrap them tightly with the last 4-inch chenille stem. Trim the ends of the wrapped stem.

Slip stems through button holes and glue.
Slip stems through button holes and glue.

Step Four: Bend the button flowers gracefully to make a flat bouquet. Pull some of the flower stems shorter, leaving others longer. Trim the bottom of the stems. Tie the ribbon in a bow around the center of your bouquet.

Gather stems and tie a ribbon.
Gather stems and tie a ribbon.

Step Five: Glue a pin back to the back of the bouquet.

Use a button bouquet brooch to decorate a hat.
Use a button bouquet brooch to decorate a hat.

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