Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Custom Push Pins (e.g. Cubicle Bling)

Tired of boring thumb tacks?

I was! And I had all of this lovely scrapbooking paper lying around... and these little clear marbles leftover from wedding decorations...

I've seen several people on Etsy make similar crafts so I thought I ought to try it myself.


Materials:
- Scrapbooking Paper (or other decorative paper or tiny photo)
- Thumb tacks (the flat-topped push pin kind)
- Clear glass stones
- Mod Podge
- Elmer's Glue
- Scissors

Instructions:
Glue the paper onto the back of the glass marble with Mod Podge, then use a generous amount of Elmer's to attach a flat-topped push pin onto the back.

Using a similar technique you could make these into pendants, hair accessories, brooches, magnets, etc.


After making a bunch of push pins, it made sense to decorate a piece of cardboard with the same paper and stick them into it. It was easier to bring them to work this way.


Now they are CUBICLE BLING!

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