It’s safe to say that brooches and pins are all the rage right now. And while they’ve been around for (many) years, the design world has been strongly embracing the concept of jacket “flair”. It’s easy to see why! Pins and brooches let you spruce up clothing without long-term commitment. They also double as a form of self-expression, as many people love to mix and match different icons and designs that they love. To top it off, they’re just fun to collect! So, for my latest DIY, I used Darice’s assorted wood shapes and pin backs to create a trendy DIY brooch collection. They’re surprisingly easy to make, too. Keep reading to learn how to make your own!
- Darice Assorted Wood Shapes.
- Darice 1-inch Pin Backs.
- Scrap Paper, Newspaper, or Magazine Pages.
- Darice Acrylic Paint Pots.
- Darice 1-inch Foam Brush.
- Darice Flat Brush.
- Darice Thin Round Brush.
- Darice Mini Glue Gun.
Step 2. Next you’ll be creating a plaid pattern on each DIY brooch. Using the flat brush, paint lines across the wood shapes in the color of your choice. You can fill the entire piece with lines or stick to just half of it. Let dry for about a minute.
Step 4. Paint a third layer of lines. You can use the first color or a different one, it’s up to you. This set should run in between (and in the same direction) as the first bunch. Since you are painting in between existing lines, it’s a good idea to use a thinner brush for this step.
As always, feel free to use colors that fit your taste and style. I love neutrals and cooler shades, so I stuck to that color palette for my pins. You can use warmer shades for a set of autumn-friendly pins. Alternatively, you can use the colors from your favorite sports team or school.
Here’s another fun project for homemade pins that are shaped as some of your favorite sweet treats.
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.