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Wednesday, 17 August 2011


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Helloooo everybody and a happy Wednesday to you. This week we have another of Leesa's (The Navy Wife) fantastic tutorials for you.

Today I have another money saving technique to share with you all. I am going to show you how to make your own ‘Posh Pins’ as I have used on this card here.

Aren’t they Lush-a-licious! They look beautiful but expensive too!

Materials you will need -
An assortment of pins – Hat pins, floral pin, sewing pins, Jewelry head pins ect.
An assortment of beads and or pearls.
Hot glue gun
Heat embossing gun (optional)
Note the pins in the picture are 2 x jewelry head pins, a floral pin and an assortment of sewing pins with pearl heads.

1. Take your pins and thread on beads until you find a design you like. Today I am making these pins with this design.

2. Holding your pin from the sharp end, let the beads roll down on the pin to your fingers. Take your hot glue gun and add a some amount of glue to the top of the exposed metal of the pin. While the glue is still hot and pliable, move your beads back up to the top of the pin.If your glue dries before you get your pins up, hit it with your embossing gun for a few seconds and this will remelt your glue allowing the beads to move up over the glue again.

3. If you find you have glue mess or dollop of glue at the head of the pin when finished (like mine in the picture); grab your embossing gun and pin and give it a few seconds under the heat, turning as you are heating it. This will remelt the hot glue and should remove the excess and leave your pin nice and smooth. – heating your pin up will also allow you to remove beads if you change your mind on the design.

4. Look at that! Your pins are now finished and ready to be added to your creations!

This is how my finished card ended up! I think my blue sparkle posh pins go elegantly with the Butterfly verse from THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS and the Butterfly fluttering ticket! Really gives it a stylish and classy look don't you think?

Do you like the Teepee card as well? It is a gorgeous and unusual fold! Why not have a peak at this tutorial HERE kindly made by the lovely Ms Ali at Aqualeiga's Escape and then have go at making yourself one too!

We hope you enjoy this tutorial and don't forget to show us your posh pins too. See you on Sunday for the next challenge.

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx


Tine said...

Very good tutorial. Thanks for that.
Tine :)

aqualeiga said...

I think this is FABULOUS Leesa! I am so excited as I ordered lots of bits from Ebay to have a go at these and they've just arrived...can't wait to have a go at these. :)

Thaks so much for sharing another fab idea.

Hugs, Ali x

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [18 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love this tutorial! :)


Debbie said...

Super brilliant Tutorial Leesa thank you. :) I have made some of my own already and have them on my blog...thank you.....:)

SallyB. said...

the pins are so beautyful