Turn Childhood Craft Into Grown up Accessories

Activities and Extracurriculars District

By on April 7, 2017

These DIY pins are easy to make and work as great gifts.  Enamel pins in stores go from $10-15 apiece. To enhance and customize your spring style, make these pins at a much cheaper cost.


White or clear Shrinky Dinks (buy at any craft store), Pinbacks, Permanent Markers, Superglue, Scissors. Parchment paper

Step 1: Sketch and color your design on the thin plastic sheet. Keep in mind that the shape you make will shrink into 1/3 of what it was before.

Step 2: Cut your design out and place it on parchment paper on a baking sheet

Step 3: Put baking sheet into a preheated oven at 325 degrees. Bake for 1-3 mins until the curved edges of the shrink film are flat. Let the pins cool and set for one minute.

Step 4: Apply super glue to the back of your pins and add the pin backing on. Let the pin dry for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Step 5:  Enjoy your customized pins by pinning them onto anything or giving them away as gifts.