Make-Them-Pretty Pins Tutorial

So if you are like me and making your gifts this year and know a sewer, good chance there is a pincushion somewhere in the equation of the gift. I like to add pins when giving the gift since it makes it just a little bit more “pretty.”

    Here is my tutorial to make pins a little more special with things you probably already have on hand. (This is so straight foward I am sure most of you won’t need a tutorial but I need to try my hand out at making one, so thanks for being patient with me.)

 

    You Will  Need:

What you need:

    Craft Glue ( your favorite Brand)
    Straight Pins
    Seed Beads ( Colors of your choice, nice to coordinate colors of the pincushion or gift you are giving)
    A piece of scrap cardboard 
    1. Slide seed bead on to straight pin, but don’t slide all the way to the end.

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    2. Stick head end into tip of craft glue and squeeze a little. ( I like to do it this way, it makes it a little less messy than try to glob it on and make sure all the sides get an even coat.)

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    It will look like this:

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    3. Push the bead up to the head firmly. Wipe off excess glue.

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    4. Push into cardboard to dry, being careful not to push down bead when pushing into cardboard.

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    Voila, Pretty pins!

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    As you can see they make great finish to a sewing gift. 

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Christmas Work

DSC01074, originally uploaded by hannahlaura.Only how many days until christmas??I have at least 3 more gifts to sew, many more to get and a christmas stocking for my son. Please, wish me luck!