Sunday, 23 February 2014

DIY Pokeball Brooch

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Another Sunday, another hama bead project... As much as I've tried I'm personally pretty terrible at Pokemon however I'm not so terrible at crafting so today's DIY is a cute Pokeball brooch, a really simple design to create using the beads. Here's the step by step...

You will need - hama/perler beads in black, red & white, a small circular pegboard, felt, a brooch back, strong glue, an iron, parchment/ironing paper, scissors and a pen

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1. Create your design using the hama beads and small circular pegboard - if you follow the pictured design your finished brooch will measure approx. 4.5cm across

Iron as per the instructions provided with your beads/pegboard. Don't forget to cover the beads with parchment or ironing paper before applying the heat!

2. Once your Pokeball has cooled cut out a circle of felt that will fit nicely onto the back and cover up the brooch back, helping to secure it in place. Its best to make the felt circle a little smaller than the Pokeball so that it won't show around the edges of the finished brooch

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3. Attach your brooch back onto the Pokeball

4. Take your felt circle and fold it in half. Measure it against the brooch back and mark where the fixings are

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5. Cut a small vertical slit at each of the dots and join them up with a horizontal cut

6. Glue the felt circle onto the brooch, allowing the fixings to show through

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7. Your brooch should now look a little something like this, with the pin visible but the rest of the brooch back hidden and secured in place

8. Once the glue has dried your new geeky brooch is finished - wear it with pride!

As always I'd love to hear from you if you try out this or any other project from my DIY Archives - use the hashtag #eelisediys to share your photos with me!
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