I highly recommend baking your pins on a piece of parchment paper for 2 minutes (at 350 degrees). It’s best if you bake 1 or 2 pins at a time to avoid any sort of overcrowding.
However, there will be some curling and shrinking of the pins which is natural. To prevent this, put another piece of parchment paper on top of the pins. This will help weigh them down and stop curling.
This step will give depth to your pins and make them look like professionally made ones.
Put your enamel pins on a flat surface and start applying Modge Podge Dimensional Magic. Start from the outside edges and slowly fill the insides with this glue-like substance. This will prevent any spills or leakage.
After finishing this step, let the enamel pins dry for about 3 hours. You can also dry it for a full 24 hours just to be extra
Step-6: Remove any air bubbles
You’ll need a lot of precision to make sure your pins are free of any trapped air.
To ensure this, do a close inspection of the dried enamel pins. If there are any air bubbles, use a toothpick to move them
to the edges of the pin. Remember, you can’t pop these bubbles so you’ll need to push them off the pin edges.
Repeat this process until every little air bubble is removed from all of your pins.
Congratulations! You just made your very own custom enamel pins at home. All that’s left to do now is put them on your
favourite things like jackets and backpacks!
Enamel pins are a great fashion accessory. You can even put them on hats and shirt collars to really brighten up your
entire outfit. They are really cool.
I sincerely hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make enamel pins at home. Stay safe!
1.What’s the best way to bake enamel pins at home?
Answer: The ideal way is to bake 1 or 2 enamel pins at a time on parchment paper. You need to be mindful of the fact that there will be some shrinking and curling of the pins after baking. Hence, baking too many pins can cause a mess. To
reduce curling, take another piece of parchment paper and put it on top of the pins. This will help them weigh down.
2.What can I do about air bubbles forming inside dried pins?
Answer: What you need to understand is that you can’t pop the air bubbles inside dried pins. You’ll need to push them
towards the edges to get rid of them. To do this, take a toothpick and gently push the bubbles to the sides. Avoid using
sharp needles as that might hurt the pin’s surface.