One of the things I learned as I was prepping for our trip to Disney is that it is now popular for guests to collect Disney trading pins at the parks. You can trade with other guests or with cast members to round out a collection or find your favorite characters. I made some simple no-sew lanyards for my kids, so they would have easy access to their pins when they wanted to do some trading.
You could make lanyards with just one ribbon, but I could not find Disney ribbon I liked in the width I needed. I ended up choosing thin satin Disney ribbon and backing it with wider grograin for width and strength.
I started by adhering the thin ribbon to the grograin with fabric glue. Don’t overdo it on the glue, a thin bead is all you need.
After applying the glue, I “clamped” the two ribbons together with paper clips and let it fully dry overnight. Once it was dry, I added a ribbon clasp to the ends of the lanyard and pinched it closed with jewelry pliers.
The lanyards are the right size to hold Disney pins so my kids can trade them at Magic Kingdom.
What are your best Disney pin trading tips?
You can see all of my Disney DIYs here!
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