Friday, 21 June 2013

... and some Pretty Pins

We've been making lots of gifts lately - so this post is a bit of a change from that! I have been working in my craft room and realised I needed more coordinated items (actually we're meant to be starting on our Christmas stock to sell and I'm procrastinating!!!) So here are a selection of different types of Pretty Pins!

There are lots of these ideas on Pinterest - I couldn't decide which to do so I've done a mixture (which hopefully helps it not to look too uniform and boring). Here's what I did:

Paint & Brush, Washi Tape, Buttons, Pom Poms, Drawing Pins, Thump Tacks, Push Pins, Hot Glue Gun, Scissors

First I decided to paint the push pins (they were cheap and only came in primary colours - no orange or turquoise...!)- I used Humbrol Enamel model paints (but I would have used nail varnish otherwise!). I found the inside of a toilet roll was perfect for holding the pins in place whilst painting and drying!
Inspired by this post, I decided to cover some of the drawing pins with washi tape. For ages I didn't get the fuss about this stuff and now, I too am hooked on using it everywhere! The two I have used here are different brands and the tartan worked loads better than the chevron one. This post inspired me to get out our favourite item - Buttons!! It also has some great tips on mounting and prepping them before getting to work. I selected a few matching ones and stuck them on with hot glue.
David is impressed!

And finally, this post inspired me to use pom poms!!!! I inserted sewing pins into them and it worked a treat. The simplest ones of all!!!

 
And here they are all together on my board. I did this originally when deciding on colours for my room... Then I kept adding to it and now its just part of the decor. I need another noticeboard to actually use to pin important things to!!
An essential project? No... Did I enjoy myself? Yes!!

11th July 2013: Update - this post was featured here at A Life in Balance
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8 comments:

  1. Glad the link worked out!! These pins are adorable. I love the pom poms...such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing the link.

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    1. Thanks for your help Karen, the pom poms are my favourite too! xx

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  2. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-22/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
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    We hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks girls! We have linked up and added you to our list xxx

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  3. Simsim - It's always fun to put something together for yourself-we love it!!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. We'd love it if you would link back to us! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sharon and Denise
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    1. Thanks ladies! Will be following you on all of the above! xx

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  4. These are so fun! Thank you for sharing these at Fabulously Frugal Thursday! I'm featuring them with the needlepoint case this week.

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    1. Thanks For the feature Barb! xx

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