I have a friend who has been known to work as a Santa during the season. He don't need a fake white beard or a belly like a bowl of jelly. But he does need a mug of beer every now and then. This little 2 1/2 inch pin will serve him well when he's not "workin". These little novelty pins can be made for any number of friends; dentists, doctors, police, firefighters, plumbers, carpenters, etc.
These types of novelty pins are real easy and fast to do. I use 1/4 inch Basswood, and try to keep the pins no taller than 2 1/2 inches. Sketch the subject on the 1/4 inch thick wood, and cut it out on the scroll saw. Do a deep relief carving. It's actually 1/2 an "in-the-round" carving. I use a pocket knife, so I suppose it's a whittling. Paint, and attach a pin back. Use 3-D paint for the beer foam.