Split Pea Wreath Pin

My sister gave me one of these split pea wreath pins a few years ago and I really love to wear it during the holidays. I was so sad when it broke so called her for the recipe. I am making a few of them since they are next to NOTHING to make and give them as gifts. Perfect for the teacher in your life!

The items you will need for this craft are:

1 Package Split Peas (this will make about 14-15 depending on the size you make your circles)
1 tube of school glue any will do as long as it dries clear, I prefer Elmers
Pin Backs
Red Nail Polish
Glue Gun
Wax Paper
Old Tupperware container
Plastic Spoon
Cookie Sheet

First you will want to put wax paper on your cookie sheet.

Take your glue and put it in the peas. Stir it till all the peas are coated in the glue,not swimming, but coated.
Put a spoonful on your wax paper and using your hands make them into the shape of a wreath. Don’t try to be perfect (I know it’s hard!) Any stragglers you can pop off after they dry.
Look at all those pretty peas! I love the color of these and the variance in the color is one of the things that makes them look so real.
Let them dry for about 4 hours. They may still be a little sticky on the bottom but you can go ahead and do the next 2 steps at this point.
Get out that bottle of Red nail polish that just was not quite your color and put it to good use painting some of the peas to look like cranberries (don’t worry you can cover up a boo boo with a bow)
 Get out your hot glue gun and put a dot of glue on the back of the ribbon and stick it where you want it.

 You can position the ribbon at the bottom of the wreath or at the top depending on the way you like it.

Once they are fully dry and you may need to turn them over to let the back dry some you can hot glue your pin back on. That is it! They will be a little rubbery not hard as a rock by the way.

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I'm a mom of 3 boys, 2 by birth one by marriage. I love to cook, watch chick flicks, read and drink wine. I hate cleaning up my craft messes, doing laundry and the dishes! I love watching my boys grow and change and see how differently they view the world. Join me on the blog where I try to provide you with recipes and tips to make your life easier!


  1. says

    These little split pea wreaths are just adorable! I've never seen them, but I could see a teacher wearing it with pride. And what a fun craft for the kids to help with…anything to get their hands a little messy, right? Thanks for sharing this sweet craft!Debbie

  2. says

    This is just the cutest thing ever! I LOVE it, I'm pinning it, I'm making it!! Thanks so much for sharing. :-)Trinity

  3. says

    Just sooo sooo cute! I have never heard or read of such a thing….gonna try to make some before Christmas. Thanks – I love it!

  4. says

    What an adorable idea. I am going to make them to use "candle rings" for a pair of candlesticks I have on my kitchen island. With the peas, it's the perfect festive touch in my kitchen. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration! I'd love to have you stop by and share this one with my readers this Wednesday on my Wicked Good Wednesday Blog Party at http://www.wildernesswife.com

  5. says

    I absolutely, positively love that you made these out of dried peas! They are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  6. says

    I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your brooch! You can see it here:


    If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

    • msinfoblog says

      Thank you so much Cindy! I really appreciate it!

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