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Topic: SPROUTS! Easy FIMO stick pins/tacks--WITH TUTORIAL!  (Read 4080 times)
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« on: November 02, 2005 09:44:59 AM »

On a recent sewing binge, I was struggling with pins that had little plastic balls on top that kept falling off.  

I had some FIMO clay and decided to make some pins of my own.  I had some stick pins that I purchased from a thrift shop and sorted through them for the longest ones.  I used 1 & 1 1/2 inch pins for each, then just roll the balls and stick the pins in.  You'll have to make sure that the clay is pinched around the pin.  I also made some that looked like the head of a tack.

Cut some potatoes in thick slices and stick the pins in.  Bake at 265 for 45 min or as the directions state on the package.  Let cool.  Then spray with clear gloss.

These will look great added to my felt pincushions (see the picture above) or make a felt pin book.  You can also use them on your bulletin board as tacks.  

It's a great kids project too!

Can also be viewed on my website at:  http://www.maizehutton.com/sprouts.html
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2005 09:54:19 AM »

Oh, I want to try that!  I have tons of pins with tiny heads and don't want to buy head pins since I already have so many.

Where did you get the gloss?  What brand?

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2005 11:49:39 AM »

You can find clear gloss spray paint at Walmart for 96 cents a can.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2005 12:04:19 PM »

These are so cool.  Very inventive.  Damn those pesky little plastic pin ball thingies that always fall off.  I hate stepping on them with bare feet.  Ouch!  I have to try this!

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2005 05:29:52 AM »

good idea!! I have arthiritis and little pinheads are a pain in the assafras for me to grab.

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