How to Make Your Own Pin Badges at Home

Badge pins are a stylish way to display your style. You can affix them to hats, purses, clothing, and other items as you see fit. A handmade pin featuring your artwork will undoubtedly stand out. At Badges UK, we may make our enamel pin badges and button badges. In this article, I will introduce these two different ways to make badges, allowing you to create a unique badge.

Materials You Need

Before we start to make custom pin badges at home, we should prepare some materials in advance.

For Button Pin Badges

  • Button Machine
  • Blank Button Badges
  • Button Base, Backing and Plastic Cover
  • Design Paper or Sticker Paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors

For Enamel Pin Badges

  • Aluminium Foil
  • A Toothpick or a Mandala Dotting Tool
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Cardboard
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Steps to Make Your Own Pin Badges at Home

Step1 Choose the Type of Badge You Want to Make

We must decide which kind of pin badge is ideal for us since we may create button pin badges and enamel pin badges at home. Button pin badges are pretty simple to make and are an excellent option for anyone who wants to enjoy the satisfaction of creating badges without putting in a lot of work. The colour-filled slots on enamel pin badges give them a dazzling, three-dimensional appearance. However, it tests maker's painting and hands-on abilities, and the creation process is more intricate and time-consuming.

Step2 Design Your Badge

Regardless of the type of badge you create, the pattern must be designed. You can use a pencil to sketch the artwork on white card stock or Photoshop to make the pattern and print it out on paper. If drawing is not your thing, you can search the Internet for a pattern you like, enlarge it to the right size, and then print it off.

Step3 Make Your Badge

We can begin creating badges once we use scissors to take out the excess space from the printed or drawn pattern. Cut them as evenly and cleanly as you can. I will now go into depth about how the two badges were made.

Button Pin Badges

  • Place the blank button base on one side of the machine first, and then place the printed or drawn pattern over the button's surface. The rounded top should be facing up. The pattern should be face up and aligned how you wish it to appear. Finally, place the plastic cover over them.
  • After ensuring that the plastic cover, design pattern, and pin base are all precisely positioned on one side of the machine, firmly press the lever to the bottom. Naturally, as long as it seems snug enough, you don't need to press it all the way down.
  • Put the pin backing on the opposite side of the machine once the badge surface has been created. Once more, pull the lever to the bottom until you feel resistance. Turn or move the base so that your button is visible. Your button pin badge is now made!

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Enamel Pin Badges

  • Although we have previously cut out the pattern from the paper, the cardboard will help to strengthen the badge. We traced the outline of the paper pattern onto the cardboard at a 1:1 ratio and then cut it out using scissors.
  • To print the entire design on the foil, take a piece of aluminium foil larger than the design. Then, set the paper design on the foil and trace along the lines of the design with a toothpick or mandala dotting tool. After that, remove the paper so that the design remains on the foil. Next, use a toothpick or dotting pen to make the design more visible by deepening the lines on the foil. To create raised lines on the foil, flip the foil over and draw lines parallel to the raised marks. To highlight the lines and improve the pattern's three-dimensional appearance, you can repeatedly scratch the concave surface using a dotting pen.
  • Combine paris, plastic, and glue. Once the aluminium foil is adhered to the cardboard with adhesive, cut the cardboard following the outline of the aluminium foil pattern with scissors.
  • Now it’s time to paint your design! We can now see that the pattern has several grooves that can be filled with colour. We dip a paintbrush into the paint, fill the grooves with colour, and that's it.
  • Finally, do not forget to attach the safety buckle to the rear of the badge.

 

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Step4 Wear Your Pin Badges

After the badge has been manufactured, we may check to see if the rear buckle is stable and if the colour has dried before wearing the unique badge. In the article What Is the Most Secure Pin Back, we have talked about how to wear the badges. There are several uses for the badge. It can be used to adorn hats, scarves, and the lapels of jeans and leather jackets. It can also be used to add flair to handbags and canvas bags. You can flaunt your hobbies and preferences by wearing it anywhere.

Other Ways to Customize Your Badges

In addition to expressing our style, creating badges can bring us the joy of handcrafted goods. But if you are not adept at making it yourself or don't have time to make it yourself. We can locate a reputable badge maker to create unique badges for us. Numerous badge manufacturers exist in the UK that fulfil our desires, but which one is the most trustworthy and honest? This requires us to identify them one by one so that we can get satisfactory badges quickly. Here, I suggest badges uk. They have over ten years of experience manufacturing and selling badges, including featured badges. They have received great feedback on creating custom pin badges for Fortune 500 firms. On the Badges UK page about us, you may learn more about their advantages. The process of customizing badges is very simple. You just need to send them a simple badge drawing, and they will have a professional team contact you within 24 hours to provide you with a three-dimensional rendering. They will answer any inquiries you may have. In addition to providing excellent service, their pricing is extremely competitive in the UK. Relying on the advantages of the source manufacturer, you can get the best quality badges at the lowest price in the UK.