In this instructable i'll be showing you how to make your very own mockingjay pin!It's super simple and quite easy,and by the way this is the first set of instructions on the internet on how to make one of these.The things you need are.
-a block of bass wood
-gold spray paint
-a DS game case or other plastic of your choice
-a small nail
-the back of a pin that you wear
In preparation of the soon to come movie I started to search the web to find how to make a mockingjay pin and all that came up were pictures and print outs so I made my own and decided to share it with everybody. :D
P.S. Dont be afraid to post pictures of the pin you make if you make one!
Step 1: The bird
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The first thing were going to make is the bird in the center of the pin.Start off by spliting the block of wood to as thick as you want it.(photo1) Then take a print out cut out the bird and trace on to the wood(photo 2-4) Now get your dremel ready and cut out the bird shape.(photo 5) What I did next which is optional is taped the picture of the actual bird to my cutout and used the detail bit,a hand knife and a sander bit to make the wings look separate and to make the head look better.(photo 6-7)
Step 2: The Ring
Now we are to work on the ring.What I did was took an old DS game case and cut a circle out of that but you can use any other thick plastic.(photo 1-2) Then sand down your circle to where it is smooth
Step 3: The Arrow
This is a quite tricky part of the build.Use your copper wire and cut to the length of the arrow in the photo you printed earlier.(photo1) Your probably wondering what were going to about the arrow head and feathers. Well I have an answer......WE USE THE FOAM! Ok, enough with the yelling,cut the foam to the size you want your arrow head and feathers to be.(photo 2-4) Then shove the arrow head on the end of the length of wire and glue on the foam feathers.(photo 5)
Step 4: Getting it to stay on your shirt
There are two choices on how to get it to stay on your shirt.You can 1.use magnets,glue one to the back of your bird and put the other behind your shirt and connect them or 2. like I did cut down a nail with tin snips,drill a small hole and shove the nail in the hole then glue it in place let it dry and use the back of an other pin to connect it through your shirt
Step 5: Glueing it all together
Now glue the bird to the ring. Second glue the arrow to the birds mouth and tail.(look at photo you printed)
YOUR ALMOST DONE!!!!!!
Step 6: Spraypainting
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For the last step spray paint the pin gold. And most important of all have fun with it!