Thursday, August 4, 2011

DIY: Glitter Pin

Glitter is not to be ignored—it screams, “Look at me! I’m here!” As a child I had a great appreciation for glitter, but with time tastes change, and now I prefer matte to shine. Yet there are times you might want the bright sparkle of glitter to bring a sense of fun. Glitter is celebratory in nature, so I thought a glitter pin could be a nice accent in wrapping a present.

  • 1 inch bar pin
  • Chipboard (I used the back of a tracing paper pad)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife
  • Modge Podge and paint brush (or other preferred adhesive)
  • Glitter
  • Strong adhesive

— 1 —
With your pencil and ruler, measure and mark on your chipboard the shape you want.

— 2 —
With your x-acto knife and ruler, cut out the shape.

— 3 —
Apply Modge Podge with a brush to the chipboard shape.

— 4 —
Sprinkle glitter to cover the Modge Podge. Shake off any excess glitter from chipboard shape.

Recommended: Have a folded in half sheet of paper below the chipboard shape to catch the excess glitter; the crease will help direct the extra glitter to go back into its canister.

— 5 —
With the strong adhesive, glue the bar pin to the back of the chipboard shape. Glitter Pin complete.

Starting from a square, I removed triangular pieces to create this cross shaped pin.

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