Friday, April 2, 2010

enamel flower pins



I purposely choose a simple safety pin- I think it looks fresh, but you can group a few of these flowers together for more impact. They also would look great on a barrette. For this craft you will need:
  • pine cones
  • wood glue
  • nail polish
  • glue gun
  • safety pin
  • optional are: scissors and a wet wipe

31 comments:

  1. I love this idea. I can't wait to try it out!

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  2. Those are so beautiful and I never would have guessed they're made from pine cones!

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  3. My younger daughter has a gazillion bottles of nail polish. Here's hoping she'll share. I love this idea. I found you on Creative Jewish Mom.

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  4. Linked up to your post today! http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2010/04/make-faux-enamel-flower-pins/

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  5. What a clever idea! And we're knee deep in little fir cone petals that the squirrels have dropped everywhere. I won't even have to take them off the cob! Do you have any good ideas for these cobs that are also left behind? They look almost like tiny corn cobs.

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  6. those are amazingly beautiful. thanks for sharing how to make these!

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  7. these will be perfect for my daughter's Girl Scout SWAPS. Thank You for sharing..saw this on dollar store crafts! Beautiful flowers, very clever!

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  8. love your tutorial is a drawing! totally my style!! lol

    www.rachaelsblossoms.blogspot.com

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  9. Very cool! found you via $craft and I love your site... will be linking to this at Dabbled.

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  10. love this...so creative.... check out my site when you get a chance....theres some pretty creative stuff on there also.

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  11. Thanks for all the compliments guys, and a big thanks to all you who have linked to this post!

    Narimasu- The pine cone core could be used as a base to attach multiple flowers to, to make a small bouquet shape (paint it with clear nail polish first if you like)
    L- love the zipper earrings!

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  12. Hi Jane!

    I am planning on using this technique to make some flowers for a bouquet for an article I'm working on. I was wondering if you would like to write the tutorial for how to do it, to accompany the piece since it was originally your idea. Please email me {sebrina.schultz@mismikadocreations.com} so I can give you all the details. Thanks!

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  13. I've done this in the past, only I didn't use a safety pin, I actually bought a packet of stick pins at the craft store. I think any nice enamel paint would work, or any nice car model paints would work too.

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  14. lfhpueblo is absolutely correct- any enamel paint will do - the benifit about nail polish is that it's thicker than most enamel and model paints as well as you don't have to deal with brush cleaners or turpentine (then again i'm obsessive about my paint brushes)

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  15. Hi!

    Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

    I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.

    Thanks,

    Nancy Ward
    http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

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  16. Amazing and the bestest part, we all have everything we need.

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  17. thanks for the compliments guys! - Nancy, feel free to link to any of my posts! (and thanks for the plug)

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  18. Those are fantastic! I can't wait to try this out on my own!

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  19. Great project. Reminded me of Balenciaga's lacquer floral necklace. I featured your project this week at my DIY Fashion column on examiner.com.

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  20. Love the idea of this project and I even bought the stuff to do it with. However, I can't get my pine cone sections to stick together. Not to mention they look nothing like your finished project. Seems that they have too much of a stacked look. :[

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  21. This is the neatest thing I've seen since the invention of sliced beard. Love it!

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  22. So beautiful, I am going to make these to put on my backpack and maybe some hair barrettes as suggested. Thanks for sharing. I found you on Dollar Store Craft's website.

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  23. Hi, I was inspired by your work ad did something similar, but different, thanks for idea!
    http://pinterest.com/taurina/my-stuff/

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  24. These are cool. I have some pinecones that look just like flowers that I've been meaning to turn into brooches. Any tips on how to make them sturdy? They look like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eatacarvelcake/6796836944/in/photostream

    Thanks in advance!

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