Christmas Tree Beaded Safety Pin
This Christmas tree beaded
safety pin is a cute design that
is perfect for the holidays! Pin this to the outside of your
coat and you will always be in the Christmas spirit! Just
follow the instructions below, but if you have never made a beaded
safety pin before, I suggest you read my Tips and Techniques page
beginning (a new window will open).
- 13 size 2 safety pins
- 1 size 3 safety pin
- Seed beads in red, green, one yellow or gold, and
two black or brown
- Flat headed screwdriver
1. Begin your Christmas tree beaded safety pin
by following the bead pattern shown on the right. (Note: if
you would like to print out the pattern, click here
and Adobe Reader will
open up a new window for you). Each column on the pattern
represents one of the size 2 safety pins, with beads
threaded on it. Begin with the color on the top of the pattern, and
thread that bead on the safety pin first. You may find some beads have
an opening that is too small for the pin, but most should fit. When you
are finished loading the beads, close each pin. Continue with each pin,
following the pattern. Below the pattern photo is a text version of the
pattern in case you cannot see the photo. The pattern shows a
white background, but I chose to use red beads for the background.
Text Version of Pattern:
Pins are going left to right; the bead order is the bottom
bead first and moving up, the same way
you would thread it on to the pin.
Pin 1: 13 red
Pin 2: 13 red
Pin 3: 2 red, 1 green, 10 red
Pin 4: 2 red, 2 green, 2 red, 1 green, 6 red
Pin 5: 2 red, 6 green, 1 red, 1 green, 3 red
Pin 6: 2 brown or black, 9 green, 1 yellow or gold, 1 red
Pin 7: 2 red, 6 green, 1 red, 1 green, 3 red
Pin 8: 2 red, 2 green, 2 red, 1 green, 6 red
Pin 9: 2 red, 1 green, 10 red
Pin 10: 13 red
Pin 11: 13 red
2. Take your large #3 safety pin, and open it. Using a flat
head screwdriver, wedge the flat head in between the safety pin loop at
the bottom of the pin. Once inserted, twist the screwdriver to pry the
loop open a little, as shown. The goal is to be able to have enough
room to allow each #2 safety pin to be threaded through this loop to
the other side.
3. Thread each #2 safety pin's loop onto the big safety pin. Thread it
around the large pin's loop to get it onto the other side of the pin.
This way, when you wear the pin, none of the pins will slide
off. You may need to experiment with the small safety pin
orientation at first, but once you get the hang of it you will be
putting on the safety pins in the right direction and order easily.
When you are all done, use some pliers to scrunch down the big safety
pin's loop tight again.
4. You are now ready to wear your Christmas tree beaded