Fourth of July Pins
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Fourth of July Pins

Flat glass marbles serve as canvases for mini masterpieces. Using the colors of our flag, making pride pins as gifts is as easy as one-two-three!
What You Need For The Glass Marble Pins:

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Glass marbles make vibrant pins.

  • Large flat glass marbles in blue, clear, red, or white
  • Glass paint in red, white, and blue
  • Paintbrush
  • Pin backs
  • Strong adhesive, such as E6000

Instructions:

1. Wash and dry the marbles. Avoid touching the area to be painted.

2. Paint hearts, stripes, dots, words, or other motifs on the rounded side of the marble. Allow paint to dry before layering colors. To make dots, use a pencil eraser for large dots, the handle of a paintbrush for medium dots, and a toothpick for small dots. Dip into paint and dot on surface. Let dry.

3. Apply a dot of adhesive to the pin back and place on the back of the marble near the top. Let the adhesive dry.

What You Need For The Horizontal Stars Pin:

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A horizontal line of stars
decorate the pins.

  • 3 large and 3 small wood stars
  • Acrylic paint in red, white, and blue
  • Paintbrush; gold glitter paint
  • Hot-glue gun; hotmelt adhesive
  • Pin back; 8-inch piece of red, white, and blue ribbon

Instructions:

1. Paint one large and one small star each color. Let dry. Paint a second coat, if desired. Let dry.

2. Paint the small stars and the edges of the large stars with glitter paint. Let dry.

3. Glue small stars on to large stars, using contrasting colors. Glue stars onto pin back. Let dry.

4. To wear, pin stars over a loop of ribbon.

What You Need For The Cluster Stars Pin:

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A cluster of stars shine on the
pins.

  • 3 small wood stars
  • Acrylic paint in red, white, and blue
  • Paintbrush
  • Silver glitter paint
  • Hot-glue gun; hot melt adhesive
  • 8-inch piece or red, white, and blue striped ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Pin back

Instructions:

1. Paint stars red, white, and blue. Let dry. Paint a second coat, if desired. Let dry.

2. Paint each star with one coat of silver glitter paint. Let dry.

3. Measure ribbon and trim ends diagonally. Cross ribbon in the middle and glue to secure. Glue stars to ribbon. Let dry. Glue a pin back on the back of the ribbon. Let dry.

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