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


  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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October 11, 20060 found this helpful

Really cute and such good instructions and pictures too. Thanks.

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October 11, 20060 found this helpful

A nice way to show you are patriotic. You gave much thought to your detail work. I must try it now, thanks.

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October 12, 20060 found this helpful

Wonderful photos complete this! Thanks for your post. I remember doing this kind of craft in grade school, oh so long ago...

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May 23, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you so very much for these instructions and great pictures...I have been trying to figure out how to put the smaller pins on for quite a while!

Thank you!

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October 26, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks for the tip on spreading the end for room to add pins. The light bulb came on for me. Thank you again -

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