Friday, February 24, 2012

Hat Pins & Money Saving Idea!

Oh I do believe I'm going to have a problem, I believe a new addiction is going to take hold…hat pins!  I’ve been saying for a while now that I was going to attempt to make some, I should have ran for the hills, besides the fact that it’s a quick and easy creation this these are so cute you can’t help but smile!
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No wonder these are all the rage, they are just precious!
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So here’s my DIY for these, ready?  You need pins, now I have no idea if I got the ‘right’ kind but I bought what I could find.  The ones I’m using are 3” head pins.  They bend way to easy and they don’t have a point on them, which could actually be better as I don’t have to worry about anyone being impaled if I include one on a card!    You need beads, small holed ones, but not so small it won’t fit on the pin.  I’m using beads that I’ve had for years so I’m sort of working with what I got.  Now some people suggested using a crimper bead to hold everything in place and I may try that next, though I find those to be a pain to work with.  I’m going by what someone else said and using Glossy Accents in between the beads.  I slide the bead down, put a little Glossy Accents on the pin, spin the bead around in the Glossy Accents and then push it up. Repeat for all beads.    Easy!  I played with the beads on the pins trying different ones, made up a bunch and then used the gloss accents, now they are drying.  I smile every time I look at them!
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A while back I saw that someone had come out with a nonslip nonstick craft sheet .  Oh what a great idea I thought, I love my craft sheet but hadn’t been using it.  Well the price tag on that item was pretty steep, (it’s around 5 Copic Sketch markers) or $30 plus shipping.  Well I said to myself, hmm, must be a DIY for that.. So this morning I broke out a bottle of Wacky Tac and spread it all over the back of the mat, then let it dry (just like the directions say) and Viola’ I now have a nonslip craft sheet!  I can easily move it, I can wash it, no tape stuck to my desk and if it starts to lose its stick, Wacky Tac to the recuse!
I’m off now to grab some lunch and I’m feeling feisty today (even though I’ve got the sniffles and a scratchy throat!) so I’m thinking that cigar box is about to get a make over!!!!
Happy Friday!


  1. You never cease to amaze me! Really pretty pins! Now I have to try to find my craft sheet and the Wacky Tac!


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