I fell in LOVE with some very beautiful hat pins offered by one of my favorite scrap spots, BUT when I saw the price for them, well, the crafty junkie in me figured I could probably make my own at a fraction of the price! :)
SO I figured since I'm in teacher mode already, I may as well post a quick tutorial!
I made the hat pins in this first picture before I started the tutorial, using some bottons that I had received as a RAK and some baubles I got at Michael's in the jewlery section for about three bucks...
A. A clear epoxy type of glue (eg, E-6000);
B. Straight Hat pins (I got a package of like 100 for two bucks at Michael's); and
C. Embellishments of choice. I have some buttons and beads I found lying around the house.
Step 2. Arrange your embellishments.
Step 3. Add epoxy glue and embellishments.
Step 4. Allow to dry for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
(Some hints: The epoxy glue is tacky, and easy to clean up. This is NOT a procedure that requires lots of precision, but do make sure you have removed any glue from the visible part of your project, because when it dries, it's super hard).