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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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'

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

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

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  5. 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

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

    Have a great weekend

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

    Mary

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  8. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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!!

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

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

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  16. 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!

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  17. I've sent you a Versatile Bloggers Award

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

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  19. connie, what an absolutely awesome idea!!

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  20. 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

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

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

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  23. These are beautiful! Great colors.

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  24. 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...

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