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Make Your Own Love Bug Pins

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
DIY golden love bug pins for Valentine's Day
I've had the idea to make "love bug" pins for months now, so I'm super excited to finally be able to share this DIY with you guys... Seriously though, how cute is this? I'm so in love with these little guys and all I can think about now is what else I can turn them into... Rings, earrings, stir sticks — the possibilities are pretty much endless!
DIY golden love bug pins for Valentine's Day
So if you want to make a set of your own, here's what you'll need:

— Small plastic bugs (you can find similar ones in toy stores).
— Gold spray paint.
— Red acrylic paint.
— Thin paint brush.
— Pin backers (available at most craft stores)
— Strong adhesive.
DIY golden love bug pins for Valentine's Day
Start by spraying a coat of gold spray paint evenly over the figures. Once fully dry, paint a small heart on their sides using acrylic paint. My best advice would be to make two parallel dots and then join them together in a 'V' shape.
DIY golden love bug pins for Valentine's Day
From there, secure your pins to the back of the insects using a strong glue, pressing down firmly for at least 30 seconds to adhere. Allow them to dry fully before clipping them on and heading out the door... So easy!
DIY golden love bug pins for Valentine's Day
Thanks for reading, and I hope you guys enjoyed today's Love Bug DIY! Stay tuned for more fun Valentine's posts throughout the week... xx
DIY golden love bug pins for Valentine's Day

11 comments

  1. OMG this is so cute! How did you ever come up with the idea? Awesome!
    Tiana
    www.morphalife.com

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  2. these are adorable - what a fab idea!!

    www.duskdarling.com

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  3. These pins are adorable, love the little heart!
    xJennaD

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  5. SO cute!! I think I'm going to do this with my toddler and make them into magnets!! Thanks for the fun idea!m :)

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  6. Wow, what a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I've looked all over for plastic bugs like this at various stores: party stores, walmart, target, craft stores and other local stores. I cannot find anything like these online. Can you share with us where to purchase? thank you :)

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    1. I picked up mine at a local kids science shop, but if you have a local science world or bug zoo, that may work too. You can also try Etsy, they seem to have a variation of everything on there :)

      Hope that helps!

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  8. Thank You, Vickie :)

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