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pinned it, did it 5: beaded straight pins



 I have had this project from no big dill saved for a long time, even before there was pinterest. I just love the idea of personalized straight pins.

Here is the post for the full tutorial. Basically it is as simple as it looks - straight pins, beads, and glue. 


I followed the tutorial exactly, using E6000 and a dot of super glue to follow that up, and they seem like they will hold up pretty well under normal sewing circumstances. If you were to use these with heavy weight fabrics like denim, I think the beads could be pushed off as you forced the pin into the fabric. For basic, thinner fabrics I think they would work just fine. 


I think they look absolutely perfect on the antique pincushion my sister bought for me. Pretty little things like this make me so happy!

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13 comments:

  1. Where did she find that pin cushion?! So cute! Love the pins!

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  2. So cute. I love reading about the successes (or even failures) of pinterest projects so I know which ones to try :)

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  3. Love the pincushion! I t really does tie the whole thing together. :)

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  4. That pin cushion is super adorable. I just love it.

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  5. ah-door-able!!! I'm pinning your version now!! :)

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  6. Those are so cute! Eeeee!!! I'm pinning yours right now :)

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  7. Really beautiful!! Great work!

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  8. So simple - it would never have occured to me! Look fab. What a good idea...... and the chair pin cushion is darling!

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  9. Very, very cute! I love your pinned it, did it posts!
    -Kendall
    {songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

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  10. Such a cute idea! I have to try this!

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  11. These are such a cute idea! Saw you at the pinterest challenge party.

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