DIY ‘Emoji’ Pin Using a Bottle Cap

Make a cute emoji pin out of a bottle cap! - Miss CalyHey there!

You know two things I’m loving? #1: Emojis and #2: pins. What’s even better? Emoji pins.

These days, Emojis are so widely known and are used, like, everywhere. I love how they can add emotion to a message, or tell a story, or can be used to annoy people (hehe, just kiddling). I’ve seen lots of their merchandise around, from things like key rings to pillows to even socks and t-shirts. Ahhh, is this an Emoji domination or what?!

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Also, I’m so happy for the new trend going around, bringing back the aesthetic of pins! When I was younger I had such a large collection of them. Pins are perfect for adding that extra personal touch to an item, whether it’s a shirt or bag. Currently, my school bag has 3 pins: an egg pin, a Warhol-inspired Campbell’s Soup Can pin and a milk carton pin – all of which I bought online. Today I decided to make an Emoji Pin to add to my collection.

This is quite an easy DIY and the materials are very affordable. Follow these steps to make one too!

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(P.s. How cute is my Milk Carton bag?! Yes, I love milk…)

Things you’ll need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • White, red and black/brown acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Safety pin
  • Hot glue gun

Steps:

1. Trace a circle onto a piece of paper using the top of the bottle cap. Cut it out.

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2. Use craft glue to stick the paper circle onto the bottle cap

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3. Paint over the paper circle and the entire bottle cap with yellow acrylic paint

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4. When the paint is dry, roughly sketch the outlines of the eyes and mouth using pencil.

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5. Go over the sketch with paint to create your Emoji face

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6. Squeeze a thick layer of hot glue onto the back of the bottle cap. Then, unclasp the pin and place it right on top of the hot glue. Apply a little more glue over the pin to secure it in place.

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8. Apply a top coat of craft glue over the entire bottle cap and now you have yourself an emoji pin!

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How to make a cute emoji pin out of a bottle cap! - Miss Caly

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