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DIY Sequin Heart Lapel Pins

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Not feeling boutonnieres? These DIY sequin heart lapel pins from the Well-Groomed Group shoot are the perfect solution to up your jacket’s style quotient.

Well-Groomed | DIY Sequin Heart Lapel Pins (image: Jen Meneghin)
Well-Groomed | DIY Sequin Heart Lapel Pins (image: Jen Meneghin)
Well-Groomed | DIY Sequin Heart Lapel Pins (image: Jen Meneghin)

Want to see more? Check out this Well-Groomed Group for the entire look, and enter the giveaway to win some of the gear. Keep reading to check out the tutorial…

Well-Groomed | DIY Sequin Heart Lapel Pins (image: Jen Meneghin)

This DIY is simple, as long as you have access to a few supplies.


8.5″ x 11″ stiffened felt sheets
sequin strands (2.5 yd of each color)
pen or fine tip marker
hot glue gun and glue sticks
pin backs and clasps


1 | Draw or print a heart on the paper. Mine are about 2″ at their widest point. Cut out the heart.

2 | Using the pen or marker, trace the paper heart onto the felt sheet. Cut out the felt heart.

3 | Working in small sections, apply a thin line of hot glue along the outer edge of the heart starting at the tip. Adhere the sequin strand to the felt heart while the glue is still hot. Line the entire outer edge of the heart with sequins, then create a second row inside the first. Continue filling in the heart, creating one row inside the previous one.

4 | Once the entire heart is covered in sequins, cut the strand and glue the last sequin in place with a small dot of glue. Allow to cool completely.

5 | Turn the heart over, apply a generous dot of glue to the back, and attach the pin post. Allow to cool before adding the pin clasp and wearing.

Create different looks by applying the sequins upside down (blue pin), using flat sequins (red pin), or faceted sequins (orange).

images by Jen Meneghin Photography

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0 Thoughts to DIY Sequin Heart Lapel Pins

  1. Aimee Reply April 26, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I thought these were so cute in the Well Groomed Group post; really cool idea. Thanks for sharing the DIY.
    xoxo Aimee

  2. Darren Reply April 27, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Glad you like the idea, Aimee!

  3. Delores Lewis Reply August 29, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    This is a very neat idea! I have to try these options out with my girlfriends at our weekly
    arts and craft sessions. I can't wait to show them how to design their own
    custom pins, they will love them! Thanks for sharing!

  4. James coelho Reply October 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    It's really so cute…!! I think this is the best idea if we give these heart shape custom made lapel pins as a return gift in wedding.


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