How to Make Beaded Pins

Bead Collage Pin

Leftover beads can become this stylish pin.
Leftover beads can become this stylish pin.

After working on all of the cool projects in this article, you can make a bead collage pin with the leftover beads. Here's a great project that will give you a chance to turn yesterday's leftovers into a new and exciting beaded pin.

What You'll Need:

  • 1 sheet of black craft foam
  • 1 pin back
  • Miscellaneous beads, buttons, and faux jewels
  • Seed beads in a variety of colors
  • Gold glitter with stars


  • Newspaper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tacky glue

Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper or an old tablecloth.

Step 2: Draw a heart shape on the craft foam; cut out the shape.

Step 3: Glue a pin back to the back of the heart shape. Let dry.

Step 4: Spread glue all over the top and side edges of the heart. Then create a Bead Collage by randomly placing buttons, large beads, and faux jewels into the glue. Sprinkle seed beads into any empty spaces, and press them into place. Finally, generously sprinkle glitter over the entire surface.

Step 5: Let dry thoroughly, then attach the pin to a hat, sweater, coat -- or wherever else you want to show off your creation.

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