I purchased a coffee table book featuring Vogue Magazine covers from the early 1900’s. When I looked through my book supplies the other day I got inspired to make some new crafts.
I used a tin container I got from Goodwill for the base of each of these lapel pins. Tin is very easy to cut with wire cutter scissors like these:
You can find tin containers for a reasonable price and one lid makes a lot of projects.
I use a glue stick that works on metal surfaces, regular glue sticks don’t always stick so the edges can lift.
Step One: rough cut the image and use a glue stick recommended for metal surfaces and glue the image to the tin.
Step Two: Cut out the image close to the edges.
Step Three: Cover the top of the image with a coat of Diamond Glaze or Mod Podge. (I use a blow dryer to get a quick seal.)
Step Four: After the Diamond Glaze is fully dried, turn the tin piece over and attach a lapel pin finding.
Step Five: Cut out cardstock to fit your image. To add provenance, I like to cut the bottoms of some of the book pages with “The Vogue Company” and attach them to the cardstock with gluestick.
I love the sassy Art Deco look! All these lapel pins came together in less than an hour… an easy craft that is both pretty and practical!
I LISTED THESE IN MY ETSY SHOP!