Vintage Look-A-Likes: Mini Hat Pins & Mother’s Day Give-A-Way!
Mini Hat Pins
I am so happy to say this was featured on Craft Gossip in the post More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!!!
These faux-vintage cuties inspired by real vintage hat pins are made using corsage pins or T pins and buttons or beads! Pictured are a few I made to inspire you to make your very own set.
Vintage is all the rage now but I’ve long wanted my own set of old-fashioned hat pins. I just haven’t yet scoured the antique shops to find them. But with all the blogging and pinning on decorative straight pins my mind turned to making my own “look-a-likes” to grace my pin cushion.
You can use vintage (or vintage look) materials or “new-fangled” plastics to create your very own set of lovelies that are as unique as real hat pins. Use beads and buttons and lace from your mother’s or grandmother’s stash to make a memory craft for your sisters, daughters, granddaughters or other family members. Almost everyone has a place this small memory can be pinned – in a pin cushion, in the top of a photo frame, even in a hat (be careful not to get stuck!).
Like my tea-cup pin cushion? A link for a similar project tutorial, a cookie cutter pincushion, is listed below. Wouldn’t these make a nice Mother’s Day gift?
MOTHER’S DAY GIVE-A-WAY: It being Mother’s Day I am giving away a “kit” with materials to make a dozen pins (does NOT include glue): corsage pins, T-pins, lace, beads, and seed beads. Simply follow, rate, pin or share this post then comment below letting me know you have done so. My random number generator (a.k.a. my granddaughter) will choose a number for me and that person will win the “kit”. Give-a-way ends tonight (May 13, 2012) at 12:00 midnight CST.
Ok, NO – NOT EVEN ONE – comments on Mother’s Day. SO I will leave the give-a-way open until the Sunday AFTER – May 20th! Still time for u to enter!
- Corsage pins, 2 inch
- T-pins, 2 inch
- Seed beads
- Buttons, shank backed
- E6000 glue
- Paint to match lace & buttons
- Pin cushion
This is an “on-hand” project aimed at using up those bits & pieces you already have in your craft and sewing stash. I had everything I needed already so the cost of all my mini hat pins was $0!
T-pins & corsage pins: $1 and up.
Beads & buttons: $1 and up.
Lace: $1 and up.