Friday, May 6, 2011

Pretty Push-Pins

Happy Friday everyone! I have had such a busy week and it's still not over! Field trips, Field day, hosting a baby shower, Mother's day...the list goes on!

I wanted to share a project that I was able to fit in yesterday. I made these pretty push-pins with the help of my number one assistant, he's quite creative!

Here's what you will need to get started: Clear gem stones (dollar tree), push pins (dollar tree) old magazine, Mod Podge, paint brush, Gorilla glue, and scissors


First, choose a picture from your magazine (I went with a flower theme) and trace around the gem stone, cut out and apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the back of the stone (the flat side) and lay your cut magazine piece, picture side down.


The image may look a little cloudy until it dries...but have no fear, it will dry crystal clear in about 25 minutes. After the Mod Podge dries, add a tiny dot of Gorilla Glue to the top of the push pin and press it down on the center of the back of the stone. This will need to dry for a few hours.


After the glue is dried...you are finished!! I just love how pretty they are! Just think of all the different kinds you could make!





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8 comments:

  1. Cute idea!! I may have to try this sometime. :)

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  2. Oooh, those ARE pretty! I'll have to try that...Noah would love finding magazine pics, although that probably means I'll end up with a bunch of Elmo and Grover and Thomas the Tank Engine. :) I do love me some Mod Podge; that stuff can do almost anything!

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  3. These push pins are really cute! Thanks for linking this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. It's a great Mothers' Day present for me :)

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  4. Oh these are cute! I have got to make a few (dozen) with my son.

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  5. This is a great rainy day project! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Oh my gosh! These are so cute Carmella and very creative. Thank you for sharing them with us this past week at Inspiration Friday!

    Heather

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  7. I love that it is so versatile and that they are pins rather than magnet. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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