Safety pin brooches are an artistic way of showing off your crafty side. In place of using a safety pin to keep a blouse from opening, or a zipper from falling, use the safety pin to create a brooch. Select a combination of ribbons, beads, and charms to make the brooch, then pin the completed piece onto a jacket, backpack or handbag for touch of colour.
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Things you need
- 2 inch safety pin
- Cotton cloth
- 1/4 inch wide ribbon
- 10mm hole beads
Lay the ribbons, beads and charms on a cotton cloth or hand towel over a table, and create a brooch design. Place the ribbons and beads in the order they will be added to the safety pin on the cloth or towel.
Measure five inches of ribbon against a ruler. Cut a total of five five-inch pieces of ribbon with scissors, then lay the pieces flat on the table.
Fold the ribbon in half and pass the looped end through the closed safety pin. Bend 1/2 inch of the looped end over the metal and string the ribbon ends through the loop. Gently pull to tighten, and repeat this step with each ribbon.
String the beads and charms through the ribbon individually. Once strung, tie the ends into a knot. Attach the brooch to the garment.
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