DIY: Glitter Heart Pin




As I mentioned yesterday, it's Pin Week here at Caught On The Whim.  Over the next couple of days I'm going to feature tutorials for creating pins (like the adorable heart pin I'm wearing above), so be sure to check back for more.

Alright, first up is the glitter heart pin.  Ready to get started?

HERE'S THE HOW TO:

Stuff you'll need:


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

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

Glitter.  (In any color your heart desires.  Pun fully intended.)  ;)

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.  Coat one side of the wooden heart with the glitter adhesive.  

2.  Sprinkle glitter over the adhesive before it dries.  Be sure to shake off the excess glitter and add more to the bare spots that remain for a consistent coat of sparkle.

3.  Once the glitter adhesive is dry, apply the decoupage.  This helps hold the glitter in place and prevents you from leaving a glitter trail wherever you go.  The decoupage will take a long time to dry so be patient.  (I waited overnight for mine to dry.)

4.  Once the decoupage has dried, glue the pin to the back of the heart using the super glue.



That's it!  Now you can wear your heart on your sleeve or anywhere else you'd like to add a bit of sparkle.



I've got more pin making tutorials lined up this week, so be sure to check back for more fun ideas!  See you soon :)



26 comments:

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    1. You should!

      I'm doing another tutorial tomorrow for a nautical inspired pin if you'd like to check that out as well :)

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  2. hi erica, thanks for the nice comment on my blogpost about the bag!! :)
    sewing isn't that hard, i took sewing classes for a year and wasn't even that good at it... all it takes is some technique and lots of patience.

    i think it's great that you are sharing these pin tutorials. i'm definitely keeping my eyes open for the nautical one!!

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    1. I really do need to try sewing. My mom can sew, but I've always been intimidated sewing machines. A class would definately help. I'll have to see if they have one around here.

      Thanks for dropping by. :)

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  3. this is absolutely adorable. loving this simple tutorial.
    xo TJ

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    1. Quick simple projects are my faves :)

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  4. This is such a cute tutorial! Thanks so much for posting :D

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    1. Hi Sandra! Glad you liked the tutorial. I hope you give it a try!

      I enjoyed the photos of the summer fair you posted on your blog. Makes me want some cotton candy... :)

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  5. This is super cute! And you can wear it with anything. Thanks for sharing.

    You have a great blog :)

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    1. The gold color is so versatile. Of course, you could make it in any color you wanted too...

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  6. I love your little heart pin, so cute! Happy Pin week.

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  7. What a cute idea! That pin came out so wonderfully! I think I'm going to have to give it a try!

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    1. Do give it a try! Let me know how it turns out :)

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  8. ah i love pins! you've got my creative juices flowing, i'm going to have to make some asap!

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    1. Yeah! I'm glad you are as excited about them as I am. I'd love to see what you come up with :)

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  9. you are so darn creative, girl! that easy-to-do pin is perfect for someone like me! i find it difficult to follow too many steps, ha! such a fun way to jazz up an outfit!

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    1. Simple is good. I think even Salvador could make one of these. ;)

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  10. That's so cute and easy. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog too! I love finding new blogs to follow.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I just read your review of the products in your beauty box and I'm convinced I need some Dr. Scholls inserts.

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  11. LOVE IT!!!

    You are so beautiful lady- I can hardly notice the pin when your stunning face is the alternative!

    xo em

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  12. ohh this is too adorable! love it x

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    1. Hi Ally! Wow, I'm a little star struck. I've been a huge fan of your blog for a while now. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  13. Loving the pins!
    What a fun DIY project that I'd actually be confident in not screwing up.

    I found you through Across the Pond and had to say hi because we're name twins! :)

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    1. We are name twins! And identical name twins at that. Usually when I meet an Erica she spells it with a 'k'.

      I loved your thoughtful comment on Across the Pond. Glad you decided to drop by to say 'hi'.

      Alrighty, I'm heading over to check out your blog... see you there :)

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