DIY: Glitter Apple Pin


Today's Pin Week tutorial is the Glitter Apple Pin. (If you missed out on the previous tutorials I covered this week you can check them out here and here.  This tutorial is a somewhat of a combination of the last two I covered earlier this week.  Here is how to make a two toned apple pin using glitter.





HERE'S THE HOW TO:

Stuff you'll need:


Wooden apple shape. (Look in the woodworking section of your craft store.)

Pin. (Look in the jewelry making section of your craft store.)

Red and green glitter. 

Painters tape.

Glitter adhesive.  (I used Martha Stewart's Glittering Glue.)

Decoupage. (I used Martha Stewart's Decoupage Glue and Sealer.)

Super Glue. (Opps...not shown above.)

Method:

1.  Cover the section you want to glitter in a different color with painter's tape.  I wanted to make the stem green so I sectioned that part off.




2.  Coat the exposed wood with the glitter adhesive and sprinkle the red glitter over it.   Be sure to shake off the excess glitter and add more to the bare spots that remain for a consistent coat of sparkle.  Once the adhesive is dry, you can remove the painters tape.  Your apple will now look like this:




3.  Now coat the stem with the glitter adhesive being careful to stay on the stem only.  Sprinkle green glitter over the adhesive on the stem.  You can easily shake off any stray glitter that falls where you don't want it to be.




4.  Once the adhesive is dry, super glue the pin to the back.




And there you have it.  This apple is just too pretty to eat, and you know what they say about an apple a day, so its healthy too!  ;)

If you like this post, be sure to also check out the Glitter Heart Pin and Striped Anchor Pin tutorials.


20 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this! Such a cute, little idea that I just might have to try VERY soon. ;)

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    1. I hope you do, it was a lot of fun to make :)

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  2. as always, i love your ideas! the apple would be perfect for myself, but
    how cute would it be to make for a teacher! would definitely get the kid some bonus points, ha!

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    1. A teacher gift is an awesome idea! I'll have to keep that in mind for when I enroll my boyz in 'puppy-garten'. They've gotta catch up to Salvador's awesome reading skills, ya know :)

      Also, I'm thinking you should make a veggie-table pin .... just seems fitting for some reason... ;)

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    1. Awwww, thanks April, glad you like it :)

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  4. I agree with Brooklyn - its the first thing that came to mind...what a great teacher gift!! I would rock this just like you did, with stripes - great diy!!

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    1. Totally, right?!! I mean what could go better with an apple other than stripes? ;)

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  5. the apple is so cute...great minds must think alike. I'm doing a brooch/pin for my blog too! check it out next week :)

    xo erica

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    1. We are definitely on the same brainwave. Can't wait to see your tutorial :)

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  6. I change my mind, this one is my new favorite. Perfect gift for a teacher :)

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    1. LOL! You are a girl of my own heart. I can never make up my mind. It drives my husband crazy!

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  7. adorable pin :) it looks great with that striped top

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  8. These pins are so cute I used to make these at the art classes I took when I was younger!
    xo,
    http://missmelissafashionandbeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yep, these so easy to make... and fun! :)

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  9. that is so cute.. and it looks great with your stiped tee

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    1. Thanks! It's a lot of fun to wear. I wish the photos picked up how sparkly it really is. It is insane.

      I just read your fabric dyeing post. It's got me thinking I've got to try some projects like that now too. Thanks for sharing :)

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