September 14, 2009

glass bead push pins

Do you want to make some of these cute push pins?? Below is a picture of what you need, plus a pack of pins from Target. All the images were printed out from my computer, just copy, paste, and shrink. I had to print a few before I could get the right size, then it hit me, put a glass bead up against the monitor screen to see if the image fits! This should save you some paper and ink. Of course you can always use scrap paper, oh the possibilities!

I used blk card stock to give the back a finished look. Just trace a penny, cut , & paste.

This is what started this idea, the mini lamp shade I was decorating for my daughter's room (before she changed her theme & colors). I was covering the shade with pins I purchased at Target for under $2, as you can see, it would of taken more than one pkg to finish the project.

I noticed how easy the plastic tops would come off, so the peeling began and the idea was born.
Here is a closer look of the bare pin, the back of the bead with a glue dot, and the finished push pin.

Ta Da!! Easy peasy right?

This is my daughter's art from kinder, I am the purple fish (because purple was my fav color then, now it's fuchsia!), and dad is the blue one. Don't we look cute?

Thank you for stopping bye today! And of course I would love to hear what you think, so drop a line or 2.(wink)


P.S. I think I might be addicted to glass beads.


Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a great idea. They look so chic and would make such a great addition to any billboard. Thanks for sharing how-to!

Michelle said...

These are really cute! I've made the magnet ones before but I'm gonna try the push pin version :)

Have a wonderful day!
~Michelle :)

Six in One Hand said...

I love it!!!
They are tooo cute!!!!
What a great job.
Very chic.

Chris said...

I'm so dumb! I've used this idea with magnets before, but I didn't think it would work for push pins. You're a genius! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I can't beleive how lucky I am to have found you! I was just looking on Etsy for some cute push pins and trying to figure out how I could make my own....none to be found on Etsy...and here you are all creative and knowing! Thank you so much.....I can't wait to get started!

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Ana said...

Hi Lilia,
What a creative idea. I love it. I think I'll give it a try. But where did you get your glass beads from? Can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing your idea. Have a wonderful day.

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Tracey said...

Very cute...I love it!!

:) T

Room to Inspire said...

Great idea...I have a ton of those glass beads, now I know what I can do with them! Love it.


Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love them! So cute and fun to make! How cute on the lampshade too! Thanks for sharing!

Vintage Junky said...

great idea...can't wait to try!!


Danielle and Clint said...

Awww...your daughter's art is so cute!! I am in love with children's art work!

Sheri said...

Those are really cute!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

They are adorable! LOVE the black and white. :) I have all the stuff to make these, but just haven't gotten around to it. Good project! Stopping by from Kimba's party. :)

Let it Shine said...

Those are precious!!
I love the artwork. One of those things that makes you smile everytime you look at it!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Those are GREAT! Love, love, love this idea! That would make a great Christmas gift for a teenager, along with a cork board. You're so smart!

This is why I LOVE your blog!

northern cottage said...

yummy - I think you're addiction is contagious!