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Friday, 19 July 2013
Gem Push Pins
Every now and then a craft project falls into my inbox and I’m blown
away by how the simplest ideas are often the best. This clever plaster push pin
project comes from blogger Mandy
Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue. She was kind enough to share it
here with us today.
Sure, Pinterest has revolutionized the way
we keep tabs on our sources of inspiration, but if we’re honest, nothing can
really replace a good old-fashioned bulletin board. They’re not only home to
our favorite glossy clippings; they can also be a place to stow and display the
items that represent so much more than the visual stimulation afforded on our
computer screens — a place to keep the tactile textures of our favorite
fabrics, little reminders of life’s events, or sweet handwritten notes. So, why
not give these items the presentation they deserve by using pushpins with a
little design flair? With this DIY, you’re three steps (four, if you’re
ambitious) and about 15 active minutes away from a truly unique set of
gem-shaped candy mold
disposable cup and spoon
craft paints and sponge brush (optional)
plaster according to the directions in a disposable cup. Using a disposable
spoon, fill each mold with plaster.
2. A s the plaster begins to become rigid (about 5 minutes), submerge the end of a
pushpin in the middle of each mold.
3. Once fully dry (about 30-45 minutes), pop the gems out of their molds.
4. Give the gems a coat of paint in the color of your choice. Or, easier still, leave them the lovely matte white of the plaster.