Friday, February 10, 2012

Stick pins~make your own!!!


Good morning, yes it is 4:00AM and I can't sleep so I poured me a cup of coffee and decided to show you some more fun I had yesterday!!!  I needed some stick pins for the class I'm teaching Sunday at CraftCrossing so using my Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks I was able to make the colors that I needed.


Could get messy ~ so don't hit the alcohol ink with the sleeve of your shirt {just sayin'}


Take the lid off ~this the way I do it {that I stay the cleanest}~


and just lay it down~your ready to make some pretties!!!!


No double dipping ~ in and out will give you the BEST results.  Have a large yarn ball or something similar as a landing place so the pins can dry.  This goes very fast and before you know it you have done a whole box of pins.  The corsage pins I used are by Atlantic and they are the pear shape head.


Beautiful!!! See ya soon~


27 comments:

shirley said...

These are so pretty Connie!
I didn't know you could pull out the tip of the bottle.
Love how you have used your junkin finds too :) Love the spool with the tape measure.

Dee said...

Only you would think of doing this!! What a great idea....and not to point out that the way you displayed them on that spool of yarn...genius...just sayin'

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Seriously...you are a genius! I love love love this!!! So pinning this!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh what a clever idea! i love these!! you have the best ideas

Margie H said...

Very cool idea, Connie! LOVE - if you don't have Tim's, you can also use Copic but not as fast as your tip tho. Have a great day - take a nap! LOL!! xo

Lisa D. said...

Great idea!
I'm looking for a heavy pin cushion.

Have a great weekend

Primitive Seasons said...

Fantastic! In addition to learning how to do the pins I learned you CAN take the lid of those bottles!

Mary

Lynn Murphy said...

Oh WOW!!!! I love them. I don't use them much as I try to stay away from sharp objects. lmao......I can't wait to see your project.

Jingle said...

WOW! Those turned out SO pretty! What a great idea!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great tutorial!
Thanks for sharing!!

Erica said...

Cool! I've used copics before but I have limited colors. I love making my own pins!

soapHOUSEmama said...

oooooh!!!! So fun! Love this idea :)

Carol said...

Genius idea, Connie! Love them. Thanks for sharing the tip with us.

Diane said...

These are beau-ti-ful!!! This summer I got an entire box of corsage pins at a garage sale for mere nothing...I have an addiction to these stick pins...and now I know how the lids come off...the colors are endless....thank you so much for helping me get messier then I already am...LOL!!

sutty said...

What a super idea...definitely one to try they look gorgeous.

Alison said...

OOOooooh pretty!
Alison xx

curlyqmosaics said...

What a great idea! The colors are so vivid! TFS!

Karen said...

I've been meaning to do this (I used to color "skittles" when they were the fad) but did not know you could take off the tip. Genius!

Kirsty.a said...

I've sent you a Versatile Bloggers Award

Pam Wendt said...

Love!
And how clever to dip - so it keeps the stem of the pin clean -
I will be copying you for sure... again! :o)

julie said...

connie, what an absolutely awesome idea!!

Yvette said...

love these

Rosa Ann Whitehorn Smith said...

Connie,
I just loved the pins. They looked great on the project that you taught today. I enjoyed the class alot and I am so glad you taught it.
Rosa

Betsy said...

I love this idea. Such a great way to get all these pretty colors. I'm afraid I'd be dipping everything in sight.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Is there any time of day that you're not creative, Connie? LOL! Such an amazing tip! Thank you!

Kristi said...

These are beautiful! Great colors.

kate blue said...

i know, I'm lurking at old posts...it's what I do! Love these, especially cause I love using earth tones and the ones in stores are always PINK...