Hi everyone! Its Wendy and I'm back with an easy tutorial for you on creating custom push pins from punches. The idea for this craft came from a project that I remember making as a little girl in school. We glued layers and layers of paper shapes together, added pins to the back and created jewelry. I remember it earning a spot in my mom's jewelry box. Because of all the layers of glue it was actually quite durable.
Recently when I was playing with the Butterfly #604 punch and had a stack of them on my desk it triggered my memory of that pin I made many years ago. I decided to try the technique again but use it for push pins.
1. To begin with punch approximately 8-10 images from cardstock with your favorite punch.
2. Color one of the layers with your favorite coloring medium.
3. Using Mod Podge, glue all the layers together with the colored layer on the top.
4. To give it some extra protection, coat punched piece with Versamark and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Another option would be to coat with Glossy Accents or Gloss Mod Podge.
5. The last step is to adhere a flat tack to the back of the punched piece.
I added the pushpins to my card with a thick piece of cork. Just to give it a bit more depth (and protect the recipient's hands) I added a piece of cardboard behind the cork.
This is really a fun and easy craft that would be perfect for the kids over summer vacation. Who knows you might just end up with a cherished piece of jewelry crafted by your little ones in your jewelry box.