Yay! It’s time for another installment of I’m So DIY. Today, I’m sharing how I turned my boring clear push pins into gold glittered push pins. I felt like my bulletin board needed a little pizzazz. (Yup! I just used the word pizzazz.)
Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Mod Podge (or some other clear drying liquid adhesive)
- Sponge brush
- Push pins (white or clear)
- A scrap of cardboard or those green foam blocks from the craft store (basically, something you can push your pins into)
- Newspaper to cover your surface (glitter is messy!)
The first thing you want to do is gather all of your materials and set up your workspace; lay out the newspaper to cover a large area . You never know when you might accidentally spill a ton of glitter. I used a small postal box to push my pins into. I pushed the holes in BEFORE I glittered them so it would be easier to gently push them in to dry . Once you have holes for your pins to sit in, doing one pin at a time, use your sponge brush to apply some Mod Podge .
When you’ve got a good coat of Mod Podge, dip the pin into your container of glitter . Gently put your pins into the holes you made previously to allow them to dry . I repeated the Mod Podge-ing and dipping and after the second dipping dried, I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the pins to finish and seal them (this will keep the glitter from coming off onto your fingers).
Here’s a close up of one of my pins in use on my inspiration board. I love them so much. It’s such a quick and easy project but they really bring something a little extra to my inspiration board. If you end up doing this project, leave a link in the comments so I can check it out! Hope you have fun and happy crafting!