First Day of School Pin

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

First Day of School Pin

Top off your little one's’ picture perfect look on their first day of school with these DIY pins. Imagine how much fun it’'ll be to look back on each of your child'’s first days. From kindergarten to senior year, relive each and every one without trying to remember what grade that one was or how old they were then?! Use whatever decorative paper, solid color cardstock and ribbon you prefer.

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Project Details

  • Level:child & adult together
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut four 2-½" x 12" pieces of decorative cardstock. Use the scallop-edge scissors along one of the long ends. Follow the instructions on the scoring board to score and fold 1" increments on each piece or just accordion fold with 1" spacing. Use the paper glue to connect each piece to form a circle or a medallion.
  • 2
    Cut two 3" diameter circles from the Lemon Yellow cardstock using the scallop-edge scissors. Carefully hot glue one Lemon Yellow circle to the top center of the medallion, and then hot glue the other Lemon Yellow circle to the back center.
  • 3
    Cut two 8" pieces of the Saffron ribbon. Cut a V shape on one short end of each piece. Cut two 5" pieces of the Pumpkin ribbon. Cut a V shape on one short edge of each piece. Using the paper glue, glue the Pumpkin and Saffron ribbons behind the medallion as shown in the photo.
  • 4
    Punch one circle from the Snowcap cardstock. In the center, write the grade you want with the Black marker. Glue the cardstock to the front of the pin with the paper glue, and then attach the pin to the center of the medallion.

Project Details

  • Level:child & adult together
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • •American Crafts 12" x 12" Cardstock Notebook, Nicole™ Crafts 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock in Lemon Yellow & Snowcap
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Punch It 2" Paper Punch Circle, Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board, Morex 1-1/2" x 5 yd Double Face Satin Ribbon Saffron & 5/8" x 10 yd Double Face Satin Ribbon Pumpkin, Nicole™ Crafts 1-1/2" Adhesive Pin Back 25 pc. & Sharpie Permanent Ultra Fine Point Marker Black
  • •Beacon Zip Dry Paper Glue 2 oz., Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun, Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc., Nicole™ Crafts Decorative Edge Scissors Scallop & Regular Edge Scissors