So darn cute, so darn easy and so darn homemade! Make this Valentine’s Day pin for your favorite Valentine! A fun Valentine’s Day craft for kids (with a little help from an adult) transforms beads into handmade Valentine’s Day Safety Pin Jewelry.
How To Make Valentine Day Safety Pin Jewelry
- Adults only for this part of the craft! Gently straighten the safety pin arm. The pin does not need to be absolutely straight, just straight enough to thread the beads.
- Choose the beads, three to five beads per pin.
- Thread the beads onto the safety pin.
- Reverse the process and un straighten the arm of the safety pin so the safety pin can close in its’ normal manner.
How To Personalize The Pin
For those who have not used beads before; there is no shortage of beads to find and create a personalized pin.
Beads come in every color and theme imaginable.
For the dog lover there are animal beads.
For the sports lover – the football bead!
The possibilities are endless!
Kids love picking out the beads and arranging the beads on the safety pins. This is a quick and easy Valentine’s Day craft that can be made in under 10 minutes.
Valentine’s Day Safety Pin Jewelry Gift Ideas
Add the Valentine’s Day Safety Pin to a card or make a heart as the “holder” for the pin!
Materials which are easy to make the homemade hearts to display the pin include:
Foam paper cut into heart shapes or store bought hearts
Paper mache jewelry dish ( a winter craft!)
Add personalized Valentine greetings to the foam paper hearts or Valentine cards.
Where To Find Coilless Safety Pins
Coilless safety pins are the absolute necessity to create this pin.
The size required for the Valentine’s Day Safety Pin Jewelry is 2 1/4″ .
While it is tempting to use regular safety pins please save the second trip to the store and buy coilless safety pins from the start! (I speak from experience.)
Regular safety pins can be used, but the effect is not the same for the person wearing the pin as the beads do not hang neatly and will be bunched together along with the fabric. Don’t do it!
Coilless safety pins are available at the local craft supply store or easily available online.
This is a very affordable craft to make with a group of children as the beads and pins are purchased in quantity and if the dollar store is used for beads then 20 pins can be easily made for .25 to .50 per pin depending upon the price of the beads.
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