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DIY Push Pins

December 4th, 2010

Hey ya’ll.. back with another easy DIY project.

Remember the post about my cool new Bulletin Board and how I was looking for the perfect push pins to adorn it?

Well I found this super easy tutorial online about how to make custom push pins. It said all I would need was a little fabric, some clear “stones”, tacks, and a hot glue gun.  {And in my case, a baby monitor to make sure Little Petunia was sleeping sound in his crib}

I didn’t want to be too matchy-matchy with my fabric, but I did have a swatch or two left over from the crib bedding, so I decided to use it.

I just used a stone to trace several circles and then cut them all out.

Then I put a dollop {very technical term I know} of hot glue on the back of each stone and then applied it directly to the fabric.

I learned to press each stone firmly against the fabric to push out any air bubbles.

Once the glue was set, which only took a minute or two, I applied another dollop of glue to the back side and then set a tack firmly into the glue.

That’s it!  A custom push pin!  I told you it was easy.

So far the only picture that adorns the bulletin board is of the amazing woman that helped Mr. vB and I during van’s birth. Her name is Sarah Paxton and if anyone is thinking about having a Natural Birth I HIGHLY recommend hiring her as your Doula!!  She holds an amazing and very special place in our hearts!!

And in van’s too!!

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  1. CeeCee
    December 4th, 2010 at 20:36 | #1

    Motherhood must be treating you well if you have time for crafts. Glad that you are able to mother and craft!!! – it makes for a happy mom. See you Sunday. Love the push pins.

  2. Jen Ross
    December 5th, 2010 at 12:48 | #2

    I can’t believe you are crafting w/ a newborn! Go Totty!

  3. July 6th, 2011 at 12:36 | #3

    This has nothing to do with your bulletin board (which is fabulous btw) but we had a doula too and she was incredible. I can’t imagine laboring without one now. Yay for natural child birth! And I apologize in advance for blowing up your comments. Just found your blog and I’m on a bit of a tear here :)

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