There's no "before" photo of the cardigan. It's just a simple cotton cardi I picked up at Ann Taylor Loft many, many years ago.
A close up.
Though this project does require a hot glue gun, I think anyone, crafty or not, should own one. I used it last week to repair a pair of shoes and one of Ellie's wood toy hammers that broke in half. They are SO handy.
All in all, this project cost me about $3 for 8 pins: felt, hot glue refills, pin findings (sold for about $1 for a 10 pack) and an empty cereal box (free).