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