DIY Christmas Pin
In October, I introduced the holiday collection: rhinestones pins that you can make yourself. Here is the first of my 2 Christmas pins:
For this project you need:
White sculpey clay
Snowflake cookie cutter about 1 inch in diameter
12 Crystal Swarovski Elements 12ss rhinestones
1 Crystal Swarovski Elements 20ss rhinestone
Gem Tac glue
Wax tipped tool or tweezer
Roll out white sculpey clay to ¼ of an inch thickness. Using the snowflake shaped cookie cutter, cut out a snowflake shape. If you have small round or oval shaped cookie cutters, you can use them to cut out the inside of your snowflake pin. Otherwise you can use a clay poker tool and poke holes in the middle of the snowflake.
Sprinkle with the clear glitter and place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with white paper. Bake in a preheated 275 degree oven for 15 minutes. When done baking, remove from the oven and allow to cool.
We will be using the same technique as for the snowflake ornament. Using Gem Tac glue, place a drop of glue slightly larger than your rhinestone on the clay snowflake. Using a tweezer or wax tipped tool, place a rhinestone in the glue and gently press down allowing glue to cover the edges of the rhinestone. Continue until your snowflake is adorned with rhinestones.
Pin it to your jacket or dress – or anywhere you want to add a bit of sparkle.
Crystal Swarovski Elements Rhinestones are available from:
I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.