Are you looking for something fun and crafty to make for mom this Mother’s Day? Or maybe her birthday is coming up? Or even a “just because” gift? I’ve got a fun little collection that Mom may enjoy: DIY Lapel Pins!
I created a template that you can download (see the supply list in this post) to use to create these darling custom lapel pins, or you can get creative and design your own! Give them to mom on the printable pin backing cards and she’ll be enamored. This is a great craft for all ages, so grab the supplies, watch the video below and get coloring!
This llama pin turned out as my favorite! Which one do you like the best?!
Shrinky Dinks Project
White Shrinky Dinks Sheet
Mom Pins Template (Adobe PDF format)
Pin Backing Cards (Adobe PDF format)
Permanent Markers or Watered Down Acrylic Paint
Tie Tack Pins
Cricut BrightPad (optional) Affiliate link.
Printables are for personal use only. Do not alter.
Prefer written directions? Read on!
Download the custom pin template to your computer and open it in Adobe Reader. Print onto regular 8.5 x 11 computer paper.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you are using a BrightPad, turn it on. Place the template down and then lay the shrink film over the top.
Using the permanent markers, color in the pins. Note: The markers always darken in the oven, so if in question, choose the lighter color option!
Trim excess shrink film.
Place the pins onto an aluminum foil-covered pan.
Place in oven for 1-3 minutes or until pins lay flat.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Once cool, use super glue to adhere the tie tack pins to the back of the shrink film.
Allow the glue to dry completely before wearing!
Giving the pins as a gift? Attach them to the printable pin backing cards!
That’s all there is to it!
Do you have a fun pin idea that you would like a template for? Leave me a comment and I may create one just for you!
Want to make some fun pins for the kids? I have a collection of printable Magical Creatures and Rock and Roll Pins! You may also like these Custom Pins for Teachers!