My neighbor, Carol, is always doing crafts, especially around any holiday. Yesterday she called and asked if I could help her make some heart pins for Valentine’s Day. It was so simple and they turned out really cute, even made some for myself to take into work and pass around to patient’s family and staff. I thought what a great project to share here on Journey with the holiday in a couple of weeks. They can be made into any size, just adjust the quantity of beads and length of ribbon.
This Valentine heart pin is made using inexpensive tri-beads, a pipe cleaner, and some lacy ribbon. The ribbon is weaved in between the tri-beads, resulting in a full, frilly look to the pin. This pin makes a perfect gift for a teacher, special friend, or complete stranger.
8 inch red pipe cleaner
lacy ribbon, approximately 3/4 inch wide
small length of ribbon for the bow
pin backing of choice
2. Continue threading until you have most of the pipe cleaner covered. Below are close ups of how the pipe cleaner should look from the side, and from the top.
3. When most of the pipe cleaner is threaded, wrap the remaining pipe cleaner tightly around the last tri-bead to secure it.
4. Bend the pipe cleaner in the shape of a heart, and secure the ends by wrapping the last tri-beads together with a thin piece of wire.
5. Add a small bow to the pin. This can be secured with a fine wire or some glue. Add on the pin back and the beaded heart pin is ready to wear!