Tuesday, 25 June 2013

DIY Canada Day Pins

Can you believe July is almost here already? Summer's just been flying by this year. If Canada Day has snuck up on you, these quick little pins are a simple way to add some red and white to any outfit. Hosting a Canada Day party this weekend? Try handing them out to guests as they arrive, or put them in a dish on the patio table.

Added bonus: if you're like me and will camping this long weekend, our car will be PACKED so having a small way to celebrate Canada is definitely right on the mark.

Supplies: Balsa wood circles (diameter 1 1/4" and 3/4"), red acrylic paint, paintbrush, scissors, hot glue gun, various red and white ribbon, small safety pins.

Step 1: Cut ribbon length as desired.
Step 2: Put a small dab of hot glue on the ribbon and fold closed, pinching at the glued spot.
Step 3: Hot glue the balsa wood circle onto the ribbon.
Step 4: Attach the safety pin onto the back of the ribbon using hot glue.
Step 5: Paint a maple leaf onto the circle. You could also use small maple leaf stamp instead.

And that's all there is to it! Pin one or more onto your shirt - bonus points if you're wearing a Canadian tuxedo! Alternatively, you could leave off the safety pins, string the ribbons onto a piece of string and hang as decoration. 

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