Thursday, December 17, 2009

Decorative pin tutorial

Yay! Only one more day until Christmas Break! This Christmas and birthday together is wearing me out. I have been so busy planning little Frances's part I haven't had time to buy any Christmas presents. Luckily I have Monday off work so I can spend all day shopping.

I think I have everything planned for the little girlies big day except for the cake. It is going to be a Curious George theme and I still need a curious george cake. George has been harder to find that I thought. Lots of Pooh cakes, but no George cakes. So I will be on the hunt tomorrow.

In my spare time (hahahaha) I put this tutorial together for Simply Obsessed. Please forgive me for the pictures. I was taking these last night at midnight. Did I mention the little girl had a fever of 104 yesterday so I had to take her to the immediate care? Oh and I hit my MIL's car backing out of the driveway in the process. So it was a pretty busy night. My husband did make some comments again about it this morning. Sheeesh, besides inventing a time machine and preventing the accident all togher there's really not much I can do about it now, but I will probably hear about this one for awhile.

Ahhh, I digress, back to the pins. I call all pins t-pins because really I don't know the difference between them. But I will just call them pins here. This is really quick, really easy and really cute. OK, so here goes:

1. Gather your supplies-
You will need pins, beads of different colors and sizes, and a strong liquid adhesive like glossy accents or diamond glaze. I bought the pins and beads at a Joann's when they were 50% off.

2. Thread the beads on the pins in the desired arrangement.

4. On the bottom of the last bead add a little of the adhesive covering the entire opening of the bead and let dry.

5. These are different pins I made. You can embellish them with ribbons or other accents.

And here is a card I used one of the pins on.

Thanks for looking and have a great night!