Monday, October 18, 2010

How to make a cute pumpkin pin

My mom used to make these all the time. When I was helping her pull out all of her Halloween things, we found him in the mix. These little pins are easy and fun for kids that are just a little bit older.

You will need:
12 small safety pins
green seed beads
white seed beads
orange seed beads
black seed beads

  1. Open your first safety pin and thread 10 white seed beads onto it.
  2. Thread three white, four orange then two white onto safety pin number 2.
  3. Thread two white, six orange and one white onto safety pin number 3.
  4. Thread one white, two orange, one black, two orange, one black and two orange onto number 4.
  5. Thread one white, six orange, one black, one orange onto number 5.
  6. Thread two green, two orange, one black, one orange, one black, two orange onto number 6.
  7. Thread one green, six orange, one black and one orange onto number 7.
  8. Thread one white, two orange, one black , two orange, one black, two orange onto number 8.
  9. Thread two white, six orange, one white onto number 9.
  10. Thread two white, five orange, two white onto number 10
  11. Thread 10 white onto number 11.
  12. Slide all your pins, number one first onto pin number twelve through the circle at the top of the pin.

I love this pin but I also love it without the Jack-O-Lantern face. To make just a plain pumpkin substitute all the black beads for more orange ones. Happy Jewelry making!


Kasey said...

I remember people having pins like that when I was a kid. I haven't noticed them in a long time... made me feel nostalgic! It's very cute!

Cranberry Morning said...

How cute! We made those with the kids in VBS this year, except ours were hearts or 'wordless books.' Kids just loved it!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Cute!! I remember doing that with an American flag for girl's camp. :)