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
A Life in Balance


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

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

  2. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

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

  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

  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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