Monday, January 18, 2010

Custom Push Pins

Every Crafter needs an inspiration board in their space. I thought I would customize mine with these push pins.
I made the pins using my new favorite thing, Shrinky Dinks. I don't know why, but I only found out about Shrinky Dinks a month ago. Crazy, right, everyone is telling me they used them in elementary school. Well, not me. I love them because the possibilities are endless and they are so cheap. I bought a package for just a few dollars and have already made a zillion things with that one package.

After drawing and coloring my pictures I baked them, let them cool and super glued them to tacks. You can use plain old thumb tacks. I had tacks with a fat head on them, that made them stand out. I can't remember where they came from, but I'll look into it.

They make me smile. I love using them to hang my pictures, to-do lists and sketches.

26 comments:

Marcia said...

BINGO! This is what I want! (well, not to steal yours, but can I commission some of my own? purdy please?)

Cha Cha said...

This is why I love you, this is why I will continue to love you. You alway make me smile with your projects, I too have never used shirky dinks. I have heard of them, but never understood. The light is now on and I will have to try to do something with them. I will keep you updated.
Cha Cha

glor said...

Oh my gosh, these are adorable, so happy! We need lots of happy. Thanks!

The Girl Creative said...

What a cool idea. Love it! Thanks for linking up. :)

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

LOVE those but could never ever draw them! Maybe you should make them and sell them on etsy??

mommabear said...

Oh, I love the way you made these, the pictures looks so vintage-y!!!

Mags

The Persimmon Perch said...

They are great! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Oh Shrinky Dinks! I loved those when I was little! Your pins are fun!

CC said...

Oh my!!! I love these. I've never used the shrinky stuff either, but I'm gonna check a craft store to see if I can find some. I love your sweet push pins..

SQUIRREL! said...

I'm shopping for shrinky dink!! I think I'll put mine on magnets for the fridge, what a great idea, love it, love it!!

Sarah said...

Oh these are just so adorable! I would definitely buy a set of them!
-Sarah from Create Studio
www.createstudio.blogspot.com

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Shrinky Dinks -- how cool is that!! I love those!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

very very cute!

Kristin said...

I am loving that you have never used shrinky dinks...I have stashes of the stuff, it's so fun! These turned out really cute, I am glad that you will be in the top 10 at SYTYC!
Kristin
www.peapodcreations.blogspot.com

Melinda said...

Where did you get your pictures? They are so cute. :)

Hugs,
Melinda

Amanda said...

These are so cute! I've never used shrinky dinks, either, but I have been thinking about making some cute push pins with buttons. Love these!

Tiffany said...

What a great idea! I always forget about shrinky dinks, I will need to pick some up for my artist daughter! Thanks for sharing!
-Tiff

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

So cute! Last year, I read about people using take-out containers to make their own Shrinky Dinks jewelry.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

those are so fun!

Stefani said...

Great idea i love it and will ahve to try it. Your designs are really sweet. I thought at first they were rubberstamps. The set would make a really cute rubber stamp set. Your are very talented.

Jen said...

Now I have an incredible urge to go out and buy Shrinky Dinks. I love your push pins.

Meghan said...

What a great use for shrinky dinks! I didn't know they still made them.

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Cute!

Thank you for sharing at Thursday's Treasures!

Come share again this week!

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

I LOVE these! They totally got my vote over at SYTYC (and I'm not just saying that)

Kelley said...

OMG! Thank you for the great idea. I got Shrinky Dinks every year for Christmas as a child. (By lunch on Christmas day they were all done and in the oven ....LOL)

Great idea!

Stacy said...

I'm guessing you used the Shrinky Dink paper for your printer & printed out your images?

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