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I love making DIY pins because they are so versatile. You can wear them as brooches or add them as embellishments to bags, hats, headbands and more! I made a patriotic pinwheel pin so I can add a bit of red, white, and blue to any outfit this summer.
I found this adorable headband in The Big Bling section of Joann. It is awfully cute as it is, but I wanted to personalize it just a bit and make it perfect for the Fourth of July. I grabbed some heat settable gems, printed burlap, and patriotic ribbon to make a sweet pinwheel pin.
1. Cut a square of ribbon into four triangles.
2. Glue the center of each triangle to a felt pin back.
3. Fold over a corner of one triangle and glue it to the center of the square.
4. Fold the remaining triangles in the same way.
5. Cut a small circle from printed burlap and glue it to the center of the pinwheel.
6. Add a few rhinestones to the center of the burlap circle.
The obvious way to wear it is to pin the pinwheel right to the headband. To be honest, I am not really a flowers/feathers/ribbons in the hair kind of girl. But, there are plenty of other ways to wear the headband and pin!
Of course, you can wear the pin like any other brooch, just pin it right to your clothes!
If you keep the pin attached to the headband, you can loop it around your wrist for a quick wrap bracelet.
If you have a small bag or clutch that is a little blah, you can wrap the headband around the bag and secure it with the pin.
I think this might be my favorite option of them all. It’s just a fun touch to a July outfit.
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