DIY: Glitter Heart Pin

As I mentioned yesterday, it's Pin Week here at Caught On The Whim.  Over the next couple of days I'm going to feature tutorials for creating pins (like the adorable heart pin I'm wearing above), so be sure to check back for more.

Alright, first up is the glitter heart pin.  Ready to get started?


Stuff you'll need:

Wooden heart shape. (Look in the woodworking section of your craft store.)

Pin. (Look in the jewelry making section of your craft store.)

Glitter.  (In any color your heart desires.  Pun fully intended.)  ;)

Glitter Adhesive.  (I used Martha Stewart's Glittering Glue.)

Decoupage. (I used Martha Stewart's Decoupage Glue and Sealer.)

Super Glue. (Opps...not shown above.)


1.  Coat one side of the wooden heart with the glitter adhesive.  

2.  Sprinkle glitter over the adhesive before it dries.  Be sure to shake off the excess glitter and add more to the bare spots that remain for a consistent coat of sparkle.

3.  Once the glitter adhesive is dry, apply the decoupage.  This helps hold the glitter in place and prevents you from leaving a glitter trail wherever you go.  The decoupage will take a long time to dry so be patient.  (I waited overnight for mine to dry.)

4.  Once the decoupage has dried, glue the pin to the back of the heart using the super glue.

That's it!  Now you can wear your heart on your sleeve or anywhere else you'd like to add a bit of sparkle.

I've got more pin making tutorials lined up this week, so be sure to check back for more fun ideas!  See you soon :)