How to Make Beaded Pins


It will be Pin-demonium when you and your friends make these beaded pins. Have fun making and collecting these decorative pins.

What You'll Need:

  • Diaper pins with animal faces or large safety pins
  • Brightly colored nail polish (optional)
  • Newspaper
  • Clear nail polish
  • Small beads that fit the open shaft of the safety pin
  • Clear gel glue
  • Colored ribbons

Step 1: If you don't have diaper pins with animal faces, paint large safety pins a bright color of nail polish. Spread out newspaper when painting. (Make sure you have good ventilation.)

Step 2: Let the polish dry completely, then turn pins over and paint the other side. It will take three or four coats, depending on the thickness of the polish. Let the pins dry between each coat.

Step 3: Next, give the pins two coats of clear polish and let dry. Thread the beads onto the lower, open pin shafts. Make sure to leave enough room to close the safety pins.

Step 4: Now spread clear gel glue over the beads with your fingers, making sure some glue gets between all the beads. Let pins dry for a few hours. Add a second coat of glue and let dry again.

Step 5: Tie coordinating ribbon through the hole at the bottom of the pin.

Show off your creative side with the beaded pin on the next page.

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