Minnie's Patriotic Pin

Here she goes again — starting a new fashion trend with polka dots! Made from red and white buttons and a miniature blue polka-dot bow, this Minnie-inspired, Fourth of July holiday accessory is fun to wear pinned on a T-shirt, purse, baseball cap, or sun visor.

Time: 25 minutes
What You'll Need
Large red button for the head (the one shown here is about 1.5 inches in diameter)
Medium-size white button for the face (1/4 to 1/2 inch smaller than the large button)
2 smaller red buttons for ears (about 3/4 inch smaller than the large button)
Extra smaller red or white button (similar in size to the ear buttons)
Hot glue gun
3/4-inch metal bar pin (found in the jewelry section of the craft store)
Thin blue or blue polka-dot ribbon
Piece of embroidery floss or string
How To Make It
  • 1

    Arrange the ear buttons and the extra button on a flat surface as shown.

  • 2

    Hot-glue the head button in place atop the three buttons already in place, overlapping the ears a bit as shown.

  • 3

    Glue the medium-size face button in place atop the head.

  • 4

    Create a miniature bow by cutting a 2.75-inch length of ribbon. Fold the ends of the ribbon back so that they overlap and form a 1-inch bow.

  • 5

    Tie the bow tightly in the center with a piece of embroidery floss or string. Trim the ends of the floss or string short.

  • 6

    Hot-glue the bow in place at the base of one ear.

  • 7

    Flip the pin over and hot-glue a pin back to the center button, as shown, and your Minnie pin is ready to wear.

Cutting and gluing should be done by an adult.
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