Are you searching for a winter craft project that will remind you of spring? If so, you may want to consider making a few dried flower lapel pins. Based on my experience, dried flower lapel pins are fetching and simple to create. Here’s how to construct one:
In order to create the lapel pins, you’ll need a bag of stick pin bases. You can typically purchase it through jewelry making supply retailers like Fire Mountain Gems. On average a bag of 100 stick pin bases is apt to cost you less than $5. You’ll also need a bag of dried flowers, a roll of 1 inch wide lace, a hot glue gun, a sewing needle, and a spool of thread. A bottle of dried flower preservative and extra hot glue sticks are also helpful to have on hand.
Create the Base
Start the craft project by cutting the lace into pieces. The lace pieces will serve as the base for your lapel pin. As such, you’ll want to make them large enough to accommodate your design needs. Personally, I’d suggest that you consider using a 4 inch long piece of lace. In my opinion, it is a good base size.
Next, fashion the lace into a circle and sew the two raw edges together. Then sew the circle onto the head of the lapel pin. Keep going by running a light bead of glue over the threads. Doing so should help secure the lace to the head of the lapel pin even further. Afterward, set the label pin bases aside and turn your attention toward the dried flowers.
Assemble the Lapel Pin
At this point, you may opt to use the dried flowers as they are or treat them with a preservative. I would suggest that you treat them with a preservative. After all, the flowers will be on a lapel pin. As such, they are more apt to get jostled around and exposed to the elements. Treating the flowers is fairly easy. Simply spray them with the dried flowers preservative and allow them to dry. Once that’s done, glue the flowers onto the lace base as desired. Afterward, your dried flower lapel pins will be ready for use.
There are several ways to utilize your dried flower lapel pins. You can use them as intended or get a bit creative. For instance, you could attach the lapel pins to your winter hats, curtains, or rolled napkins. Last but not least, you also could give them away to your family and friends.
Source: Personal Experience
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