I find myself loving the flair pin trend these past few months! They’re a cute and fun way to add something interesting to your wardrobe or bag. There’s a ton of them available that you can purchase – however, I wanted to create some Emoji ones for myself, so of course I thought I would go and make them myself once I saw these fun brads. Want to know how easy it is to make these little Emoji DIY pins? Well – read on and find out how!
Supplies needed to make your own Emoji DIY pins:
- Emoji Decorative Brad Set
- Jewelry Wire Cutting Pliers
- E-6000 Glue or Hot Glue
- Tie Tack Posts
Step 1. Unfold the brad’s “arms” and extend them like in the photo below. It’s much easier to trim them when they are extended.
Step 2. Use your jewelry cutter to cut off the arms of the brad. It’s important to cut the arm flush to the side of the brad as shown in the photo below. If it doesn’t cut in one go using your wire cutters, you can shimmy the arm back and forth until it snaps off.
Step 3. And now you have buttons! If the sides are sharp, go back with your wire cutters and cut the bits off to make it smooth, or use sandpaper or a rotary tool to sand it down to make the edges smooth.
Step 4. Finally, attach the pin back onto the back of your Emoji DIY button using E-6000 glue or even hot glue. Of course, E-6000 glue lasts longer than hot glue so I definitely recommend using that instead!
Step 5. Wait for that to dry and you are done!
Now flash your newly made Emoji DIY flair pins and use them on your denim jacket, shirt, backpack or even handbag. There’s so many surfaces you can add these fun pins on to! They’re also great to give as little gifts to friends, acquaintances or co-workers – or even give a whole set as a gift for teens.
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.