How to Make Kids' Pins

Recycled Jewels Craft Pins

Rearrange old jewelry any way you like and glue.
Rearrange old jewelry any way you like and glue.

Take apart several pieces of old jewelry, and combine them to create recycled jewels craft pins -- a great way to make the most of your costume jewelry collection.

What You'll Need:

  • Old costume jewelry (or buy rhinestones and other faux gems at a craft store)
  • Jewelry glue (for plastic and metal)
  • Scissors
  • Plastic coffee can lids
  • Metal barrettes or brooch pins

Step One: Gather some old costume jewelry. Take apart the rhinestones, beads, and pearls. Cut a circle or a unique shape from a plastic coffee can lid. Arrange your "jewels" in a new jewelry design.

Step Two: Glue them to the plastic base, covering the whole piece. Glue a metal barrette or brooch pin to the back of the jewelry base. Let the glue set.

Now take all your knowledge about brooch-making and create a new craft from old buttons. See the next page for instructions on how to make cute button bouquet brooches.

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