DIY: Striped Anchor Pin


Ahoy!  It's Pin Week here at Caught on a Whim.  Yesterday I showed you how to make a Glitter Heart Pin, and today I'm going to show you how to make this striped anchor pin.  With summer just around the corner, this pin is the perfect way to add a touch of the nautical trend to your look.

Alright, let's get started...


HERE'S THE HOW TO:

Stuff You'll Need:


Wooden anchor shape.  (Look in your craft store's woodworking section.)

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

Paint (I used some artist acrylic paint because I had it on hand, but any craft paint that will work on wood is fine.)

Painters tape.

Paintbrush. (Not shown above.)

Super Glue (Not shown above.)

Decoupage (Opps, not shown above either.  I'll never learn.  But this step is optional so you'll forgive me right? ...  For the record I used Martha Stewart's Decoupage Glue and Sealer.)



Method:

1.  I started by painting the whole anchor white.  Next, I used the painters tape to block out the striped sections.  I had to cut the painters tape into thin strips to get the size I wanted for my stripes.




2.  I added a few coats of paint to the exposed stripe sections.  My stripes are horizontal, but you could choose to do vertical or diagonal stripes as well.




3.  After the paint is dry, remove the painters tape and glue the pin to the back of the anchor. 




4. (Optional.)  I added a coat of decoupage to help protect the paint and give it some sheen.  And....
Ta da! That's all there is to it!






Be sure to come back by tomomorrow to check out my next pin tutorial.  See you then!

28 comments:

  1. I'm absolutely loving these pins! All over this nautical look! Maybe I'll bust out my creative side this weekend! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas!!!!

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    1. Hey Brooklyn! I can't wait to see what happens when you "bust out your creative side." Sounds exciting! :)

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  2. I was wondering how you painted that one! Super cute. My favorite so far :)

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    1. Hi June! Glad you like this one. I think it's my favorite too! :)

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  3. I've found your blog and its fantastic!!!!You are fabulous dear!All these DIY pin ideas are amazing :)

    xo
    Anastasia

    Have a look at my latest post:
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Anastasia! Glad you like the DIY pins :)

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  4. I LOVE this!!! The whole nautical look is adorable. It seems so easy, but the end result is beautiful.

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    1. Hi Ashley! This was really simple to make. And it's perfect because I'm loving the nautical look for summer :)

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  5. i love the striped pin with the polka dots! and the doggy pal in the last photo too.

    thanks for the blog love! i will be making sure to visit on a whim often as it is lovely!

    -amb
    http://amberthegirlone.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love mixing patterns!

      Tanner (my pup in the pic below) wants to say 'hi!'. Woof! (aka dog for 'hi') ;)

      I'd love to have you drop by again. I'm working on some pretty cool projects to post soon. Hope you like them :)

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  6. You did a great job!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  7. I love your polka dot top. I am obssessed with polka dot.

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    1. Polka dots are fun! (and addictive.) ;)

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  8. love it cause it reminds me of the see! totally matches your red lips too!


    xoxo,sundaesins.blogspot.com

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    1. Makes me wish I was at the beach...

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  9. I think this is my favorite pin so far. I am loving how easy all of these are to make though. I am not a good crafter.

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    1. I love easy projects, because easy = instant gratification. Can't beat that. :)

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  10. You're genius, this looks great! Perfect for seaside escapes.
    You have a great blog, definitely a new follower!

    http://www.tamarasblend.com/

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    1. Now all I need to do is escape to the seaside... sounds good to me :)

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  11. Hi Erica
    Just found your blog today when I was googling anchors. I love anything nautical as I love sailing! Firstly I am passionate about designing and making children's vintage inspired clothing, I love collecting rero and vintage pieces. My latest project was renovating a fibro beach shack on the central coast, last thing to do is the landscaping at the front of the house. I have enjoyed it so much as I loved all he DIY stuff I did and collecting all the bits and pieces to decorate it. Love all your DIY pins tutes. Definately going to make he anchor pin, I'll keep my eyes out for one! I hope to see you over at my blog, to say hi! roberta

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    1. Hi Roberta! Glad you like this pin. It's super easy to make. I'd love to see yours when you get a chance to make it. Just send me a link. :)

      Heading over to your blog to say 'hi'! :)

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  12. Hi Eric, I love this idea. So simple, yet a lovely addition to an outfit.
    I love your blog too and I've bookmarked it on my blog. :)

    Thanks, Leanne x

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    1. Thanks, Leanne! That is very sweet of you. :)

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