Lovely Pin Badges Ideas | Make This Valentine’s Day Memorable

The day we have been waiting for is finally just around the corner! It is Valentine’s season!!! Oh, how much do we love this holiday, don’t we? And for good reasons, too, such as:

  1. Love is a lovely thing to celebrate
  2. Exchanging gifts or cards is always a pretty dope idea
  3. Chocolates!! How can we not talk about them?

There is one more thing that we are just loving nowadays. The massive comeback of ‘90s fashion, can you guess what we are talking about? Enamel Pins! Correct!

The best part about them is that they are quite easy to make. And honestly, they make a perfect gift to give to your gal-pals, friends, coworkers, etc.

Let us look at some cute pin ideas for February 14th and explore how to make them! So, let us get going!

Make Enamel Pin Badges For The Upcoming Holiday!

If you have made up your mind to make cute little enamel pins for your sweetheart this V-Day, then let us tell you one thing! It is a great idea! To make sure you do not mess up while making these pins, we have jotted down all you need to know about making them, so read on!

Materials You Will Need:

First up, you need to gather all the materials if you truly want to make your enamel-making process seamless. Trust us! You do not want to run to the store to get more supplies while your pins are burning in the oven. Whoops!

But worry not. We have enlisted all the materials that you will need while making these pins below. Make sure you have everything within your arm’s reach before you start the actual process of making Valentine printed badges. The materials you will need are:

  1. Valentine’s Day pins printables (you will get amazing ideas for it by reading this blog until the very end)
  2. A Shrink paper
  3. Aluminium foil
  4. An oven
  5. Clutch back pins
  6. Cookie sheet
  7. Marker or pen
  8. High-quality acrylic paints
  9. Hot glue and glue gun
  10. Paint brushes

6 Basic Steps To Make Enamel Pins

Now that we are all aware of all the supplies we will need while making pins, why don’t we get started with the actual pin-making process itself? We think it is a great idea! What do you think? So, read on to get familiar with the steps.

Step No. 1 – Print Out Templates

We are sure you have plenty of ideas regarding your pin badges designs, haven’t you? So what’s the delay for? Get those ideas printed on a paper. Even if you do not have the ideas flowing in your mind, then worry not. You can easily print any online template that you like.

Moreover, you can also get innovative and fun ideas about V-Day pins by the end of this blog. So, continue reading. After getting the designs printed, you have to lay a piece of shrink paper over the paper you just printed. Using a marker, carefully trace the outlines and the details onto the shrink paper.

Step No. 2 – Paint To Fill In The Designs

Once you have traced the designs that you want your pins to be on the shrink paper, feel free to fill them with a thin layer of acrylic paint. Quick Tip? The less paint you apply, the smoother your pins will be after shrinking. Similarly, more paint will result in rougher pins. So, less is truly more in this case, too.

There is one more thing to consider! If you use high-quality paints, you won’t have to apply multiple layers. However, cheaper paints not only demand to be painted layer-over-layer, they also give a poorer colour.

Step No. 3 – Overline The Design

As soon as the paint dries up completely, we suggest you go over the lines of the designs one more time to redefine the sharp edges. Add any details that you want on your pins. This might be your last chance, so take your time.

Step No. 4 – Cut The Design

Only when you are a hundred per cent satisfied with your design, cut them one by one. Psst…! Try to be extra careful while cutting them because shrink film can rip quite easily. *Shudder*

Step No. 5 – Bake ‘Em

After that, you need to preheat the oven as directed on the baking instructions that came with your shrink paper. Typically, it is 325° F for 3 to 5 minutes. While the oven is preheating, utilise that time to line the cookie sheet with the aluminium foil. Put your designs on it, and make sure that the coloured sides are up and not overlapping with one another. 

After your oven has pre-heated, place your pin badges designs in the oven and bake for about 1 to 3 minutes. The shrink film will curl initially, and then it will shrink to ⅓ of its initial size and be way thicker and firmer. Yay! Just exactly how you wanted your enamel pin to be.

Step No. 6 – Apply The Pin Badges Backs

Let your baked designs cool down a bit. Once they are cool, use hot glue to attach the pin-backs to complete your Valentine Custom Pin Badges UK. Quick Tip? If you wish to provide your enamel pins some extra protection, then you can seal them using a finisher spray. Et voila!

Cutesy Enamel Pin Badges Ideas For V-Day!

See, making enamel pins was a child’s play, wasn’t it? While we are still on the topic, how about we look into some fun ideas for these pins?

  1. Ice cream cone
  2. Emoji heart
  3. Unicorns
  4. Heart glasses
  5. Little arrow
  6. Boba tea
  7. Pretzel
  8. Cactus
  9. Smiley heart
  10. Lovebug
  11. Hot air balloon
  12. Forever stamp
  13. Donut with arms
  14. Honey bear and much more

Summing It All Up!

And that is all love birds! We are sure that by reading the steps given above, you are all set to make a lovely batch of custom Valentine enamel pins to make this V-Day special for your sweetheart. And come on! What better gift there can be than the one you put in your time and effort? Oh, and they look so adorable, too. So, hurry up and start looking for designs straight away because there is not much time left for Valentine’s Day. Yup! It is only a matter of a only a few days now!

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