Southern Mom Loves: Make Your Own Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons to Wear!

Make Your Own Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons to Wear!

Friday, October 7, 2016

As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It's a time to increase awareness of the disease, raise funds for research and treatment, and support those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. The symbol for Breast Cancer Awareness is a simple pink turned ribbon, and it's easy to make them to wear as barrettes, earrings, or headbands for yourself or to give lapel pins to friends, family, and co-workers to help spread the word and show support.

You only need a few supplies for this DIY depending on what type of wearable you'd like to make. You can use small safety pins for the lapel pins, and you can get blank hair clips, earring posts, headbands, combs, and lots of other types of bases for wearables in the jewelry making section of any hobby shop. Walmart usually has a jewelry making section too, near the craft or sewing section.


  • Pink ribbon (any width you'd like, but I'm using 5/8" wide ribbon)
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • small gold safety pins, hair clips, earring posts, headbands, etc. (however you'd like to wear them)

  1. Cut a 3" length of the pink ribbon.
  2. Turn it into the ribbon shape and mark where the ribbon ends intersect in the middle with a light pencil mark or your finger.
  3. Put a tiny dab of hot glue on the mark, turn it back into the ribbon shape, and press down gently.
  4. Cut the ends of the ribbon at an angle.
  5. Place a dab of hot glue on the back and attach it to any base that you would like. I'm using a small gold safety pin to make a lapel pin.
  6. Allow to dry completely and wear it with pride!

You could attach these to clips to be worn in the hair or on a lapel.

Or to a headband. If you buy the headband in a color close to your natural hair color, you can just slide it down at a point just behind your ears and you won't be able to see much of the headband, only a cute little bow showing through your hair. You can even brush your hair back over the band to wear in an updo.

I hope you have fun making your own pink breast cancer awareness ribbons to wear!


Have you or someone you know been affected by breast cancer? Will you be making this fun craft? I love to read your comments!

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