The easy way for you to make your own label pins

2019-01-02 16:51:48

Recent years, lapel pins have suddenly become pretty pervasive as not only it exploded

into the fashion world but also among entrepreneurs. You probably notice that a lot of 

well-known designers have incorporated this lapel pins on the clothes especially on 

denim, leather jackets, and backpacks. I am actually very excited when this trend comes

 back in such a strong manner as these tiny metal pins will instantly inject a sense of 

personality to any of your outfits. However, it might be a bit pricey for such a tiny pin. 

Thus, after some researches, I have found some useful tips to make your very own lapel

 pins at home. Not only it is way cheaper than the one you got from the market but also

 gives you the opportunity to design your own! So make sure you keep on reading as 

this guide has everything you need!

Things You Need to Make Lapel Pin
  • White Plastic Shrink Film

  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Fine Grit Sand Paper
  • Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Round Brush
  • Water
  • Gloss Decoupage or Clear Gloss Acrylic Sealer
  • Tie Tacks or Pin Backs
  • Hot Glue Gun

Step 1

First and foremost, take a piece of sandpaper and gently smoothen the shrink film and 

wipe off any dust. By roughing up the surface, it helps the paint to adhere to the plastic.


Step 2

Then, it is time for you to express your creativity by designing your own lapel pins.


Below are some designs you can take reference of. You can either draw it and print it

 out. After you have your desired design, place a piece of shrink film on top of the 

images, and trace the outlines of each shape with the permanent marker.


Step 3

Once you have completed tracing all the outlines, it is time to paint the designs using 

acrylic paint. Remember to thin out the acrylic paint with water in order to ensure it has a

 nice smooth finish. This is because if you get too much pigment on the plastic, it will clump

 up and create texture on top of plastic after it shrinks. P.S it is alright if the paint goes 

over the black outline as for when you’re done painting, you can always go back over the

 black lines with your permanent marker if needed.


Step 4

Once all the designs are nicely painted and outlined, it is time to cut them out. Make 

sure you cut right along the black line so there will not be any white space on the outside.


Step 5

After you have cut out all the designs, it is the most exciting part – shrinking! Place your 

cut out shapes onto a parchment lined baking sheet and place it in a 250˚ F oven. It will

take approximately five minutes for your shapes to shrink completely. As they shrink 

they will curl up, but when they are completely shrunk they will be flat again.


Step 6

After your designs have completely cooled, add a clear topcoat to create that shiny

 glossy finish. All you need is dip your brush into gloss decoupage and paint them.

Step 7

When the top coat has dried, use a hot glue gun and attach tie tacks or pin backs. And

 it is all done! Now you have these super cool lapel pins that nobody else have and it 

costs you so little money!


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