Making a Flag Lapel Pin (Safety Pins and Beads)

Show your patriotic spirit with these easy flag themed pins. This is a guide about making a flag lapel pin with safety pins and beads.
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List of Supplies:

  • safety pins: 1 gold pin size #1 (measures 1 inch) and 10 gold pins size #00
  • beads: glass beads in red, white, and blue - Size 10MM
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Directions

  1. Using the photos as a guide, spread the loop on the large gold pin and set aside.
  2. You will need a needle nose pliers and something to spread the loop end of your large safety pin. I find that a metal fingernail file works well for this, or perhaps a small letter holder.
  3. Prepare the small pins with the appropriate color glass beads. Each pin holds 7 beads. (Note: Beads may vary slightly in size, so you may have to change a bead or two so they will fit.)
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  5. Six of the pins will have red and white alternately. The remaining four will start with 3 blue followed by four white and red alternately.
  6. Arrange as in photo 4 and assemble your pin using the photos as your guide. Wear with pride!

By Harlean from Hot Springs, AR

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I have made all sorts of cute things with this same type of pattern. Candy corn, ghost, Santa head, and more by using counted cross stitch patterns. Just use a bead instead of thread in the pattern.

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