Introduction: Insect Lapel Pins

Turn plastic insect toys into high fashion lapel pins to spice up your wardrobe. You’re sure to look rather fly with these quirky insect lapel pins.

Step 1: What You'll Need

All you need are a few supplies that include ...

  • 2 Preval Sprayers (Home Depot)
  • Craft paint
  • Toy insects
  • Pin backs
  • E6000 glue

Step 2: Prepare the Preval Sprayer

Fill the Preval Sprayer jar with 1.5 oz. of white water-based craft paint and 1 oz. of water.

Cap, shake and attach the spray can.

Next, spray a few layers of the white paint onto the toy insects, allowing them to dry between coats.

Step 3: Finishing Touches

Next, using the same method, prepare the second Preval Sprayer jar with gold craft paint. Spray a couple of gold paint layers onto the toys.

Let them dry, and then glue the pin backs on using E6000 glue.


JohnA322 (author)2016-07-18

These are really cool little pins. I guess you can make just about anything into a pin. Where did you find the pin backs though? I was looking for them all over. Are these decent?

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