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Monday, March 2, 2009

How To: Make your own pretty Thumbtacks

What you need:

flat top thumbtacks

decorative paper

glue (you will need something strong to attach the tacks, I used E6000 for that and Mod Podge for the paper)

clear stones

scissors

pencil

brush

 

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final tacks

First take your glass stone and place it on your decorative paper, trace around it, cut it out.  Then you are going to glue the paper to the back of the stone and wait for it to dry.  You could even use small photos.  :)

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When they are dry, put a dab of your strong glue on the head of the thumbtack and press it to the back of the stone.  Do not use the tacks for at least 2-3 days so that you know the glue is fully dried.  That's it.  Pretty easy, huh?

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If you like my tutorials, be sure to check out this month's issue of The Artisan Notebook where I have an article on how to create your very own journal from scratch!  It is easier then you might think! 

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2 comments:

Ashley said...

These are adorable! I need to try this!

Nora said...

These are so easy and cute. Thanks so much for posting this! I really like your blog, you are very creative!!