Introduction: Insect Lapel Pins

Picture of 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

Picture of 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

Picture of 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?

About This Instructable




Bio: The Preval Sprayer is an economical and versatile tool that's great for use in DIY craft projects, home decorating and even home renovating. See ... More »
Add instructable to: