Making Wooden USA Pin By Sally J

With the recent world events lately, I often feel pride looking at our flag.
No matter what happens in the world or our country –those red, white and blue
colors stand for something.  So instead of waiting for a national holiday, I will share with
you a design I made for a pin or brooch.
I made this several years ago right after 9-11.

US Love Brooch

Make this easy heartfelt pin to wear on anything.

Finished size: 2½ inches

Time: Less than 1 hour


Wooden Hearts, three large size

Bar pin, 1½ inches

Acrylic paints: blue, red and white

Paintbrushes: #6 Round, #8 Flat

Stain Varnish

Craft glue


1.  Paint three wooden hearts red, white and blue.  Let dry.

2.  Glue hearts overlapping the top and bottom edges.  See Fig. 1.

3.  Apply a coat of varnish for a glossy finish.

4.  When completely dry—turn over on back, center bar pin and glue.

Follow pattern to create pin.

Follow pattern to create pin.

©2015 Sally Jarvis

I would love to hear back from you when you make this pin.  Maybe I will publish some photos of your finished work.