Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Breast Cancer awareness wreath pin

October is Breast Cancer awareness month.  Show your support with this easy to make wreath awareness pin.  You can make this pin in minutes for hardly any money and it's easy enough for kids with a  little help with the glue gun!  This is a great group project too!

You will need:

Chenille stems dark pink, light pink

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Pin back

Needle nosed pliers are helpful but optional


1.     Cut three dark pink chenille stems to 7 inches.  Form into a ring and twist together.  Use the needle nosed pliers to squeeze it together tightly. 

2.     Attach a dark pink 12-inch chenille stem to the ring and weave in and out all around. Repeat with a second dark pink stem.

3.     Attach a light pink chenille stem to the ring and weave around in between the dark pink ones all around.  Repeat with another light pink stem, making sure you weave it in between the dark stems.  Adjust the shape of the wreath ring if necessary.

4.     Cut a four-inch piece of a dark pink chenille stem and twist together into an awareness looped ring. (See photo)

5.     Use the hot glue gun to attach the awareness loop to the front of the wreath and a pin back to the back.