Yay! It’s time for another installment of I’m So DIY. Today, I’m sharing how I turned my boring clear push pins into gold glittered push pins. I felt like my bulletin board needed a little pizzazz. (Yup! I just used the word pizzazz.)
Here’s what you’re going to need:
Mod Podge (or some other clear drying liquid adhesive)
Push pins (white or clear)
A scrap of cardboard or those green foam blocks from the craft store (basically, something you can push your pins into)
Newspaper to cover your surface (glitter is messy!)
The first thing you want to do is gather all of your materials and set up your workspace; lay out the newspaper to cover a large area . You never know when you might accidentally spill a ton of glitter. I used a small postal box to push my pins into. I pushed the holes in BEFORE I glittered them so it would be easier to gently push them in to dry . Once you have holes for your pins to sit in, doing one pin at a time, use your sponge brush to apply some Mod Podge .
When you’ve got a good coat of Mod Podge, dip the pin into your container of glitter . Gently put your pins into the holes you made previously to allow them to dry . I repeated the Mod Podge-ing and dipping and after the second dipping dried, I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the pins to finish and seal them (this will keep the glitter from coming off onto your fingers).
Here’s a close up of one of my pins in use on my inspiration board. I love them so much. It’s such a quick and easy project but they really bring something a little extra to my inspiration board. If you end up doing this project, leave a link in the comments so I can check it out! Hope you have fun and happy crafting!
I’m introducing a new weekly post that will be appropriately titled “I’m So DIY.” Each week, most likely on a Friday, there will be a post of a craft, sewing project, or home DIY. My intention is to chronicle some of the things I do here in my home to either have some simple fun and/or make things cheaper than if I had purchased them from a store. But I’m also putting them here for others to enjoy! Most of the projects I plan on posting about will be things that you can accomplish on a weeknight or during the weekend (which is why I’ll be posting on Fridays). If you end up doing any of these projects, or do your own version of them, let me know! I’d love to see what inspiration comes from this!
As soon as Maggie (over at Gussy Sews) said her Inspiration Workshop topic for the week was “Red,” I immediately thought of Winter slash Christmas. I know, I know. We just got into Fall. And I’m totally not rushing things, as I tend to do when the holidays near. But when I started looking at inspiration for red, I kept getting drawn to the festive-ness and cheeriness of Christmas.
So, I feel very silly. I made this big huge fuss about having to get up in the wee hours of the morning to partake in Hello Etsy and, little did I know, they were going to make the sessions available on their Online Labs afterwards.
Get ready for Hello Etsy tomorrow morning. It starts bright (well, maybe not too bright around 4am) and early for us on the East Coast. Have your notepads ready to jot down some insightful information! And have a wonderful weekend!
Maybe this is something that I shouldn’t admit to. Sometimes showing signs of weakness, especially in the realm of my creative endeavors, makes me think that others will think less of me, in a way. But here I am.