Sunday, 14 August 2011

Techniques - Stick Pins

Hi gang, hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. It has brightened up here in London, and I actually managed to get a little colour by sitting in the garden. Woohoo! Long may it last!

Our wonderful DT member Maddy Hill posted this to the forum a while ago, and I would like to share it with you here on the blog:

Did you know that hidden in the depths of the massive Charmed Cards & Crafts shop are some fabby little beauties called stick/hat pins .Now if you buy them pre-done they cost a lot more than making them yourself ....all you need is this ..

Now you get 12 in a pack - but they are long so you can half them with pliers.
One end is the stick end (you need a dab of glue to secure it in place ) and the other end is a head pin end , this makes it possible to get 24 pins !

Add some beads - a dab of glue on the last bead keeps it in place, add some glitter to the stick if you wish, and some mesh, and voila! You have fabby gorgeous hat pins, and 24 of them and you have saved some pennies !

This is what it looks like finished ..

Aren't they just fabby - I am so chuffed I had such a good root through the shop !!!

Stick Pins
Maddy also used on card:
Tilda Stamp
Crackle Paint
Thanks Maddy for a GREAT idea! xxxx


  1. I saw this a while back. Brilliant tutorial and Maddy is one seriously talented girl!! Thanks for sharing this.