Turn childhood craft into grown up accessories

These DIY pins are easy to make and work as great gifts.  Enamel pins in stores go from $10-15 apiece. To enhance and customize your spring style, make these pins at a much cheaper cost.


White or clear Shrinky Dinks (buy at any craft store), Pinbacks, Permanent Markers, Superglue, Scissors. Parchment paper

Step 1: Sketch and color your design on the thin plastic sheet. Keep in mind that the shape you make will shrink into 1/3 of what it was before.

Step 2: Cut your design out and place it on parchment paper on a baking sheet

Step 3: Put baking sheet into a preheated oven at 325 degrees. Bake for 1-3 mins until the curved edges of the shrink film are flat. Let the pins cool and set for one minute.

Step 4: Apply super glue to the back of your pins and add the pin backing on. Let the pin dry for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Step 5:  Enjoy your customized pins by pinning them onto anything or giving them away as gifts.

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