How To Make Stick Pins For Card Making

Okay – I’ve had people ask me how I make my stick pins – enough people that I feel inspired to do my first picture tutorial (no video)…  So – I hope I am able to explain this process so it seems as simple as it really is!

Here is my list of materials needed to start your project:

1. Floral Pins (the kind used for boutonnieres or corsages) – I found mine at Joann Fabrics in the floral department

2.  any array of beads and charms in any color you choose plus a matching pearl (matching the top of the pins)

3.  Glossy Accents

4.  something that can hold the pin as the Glossy Accents dries.

I made a special holder using a short porcelain doll stand and some clips (found in the jewelery section)  – NOT the best thing in the world, but it works and that is what matters!

Step 1

1.  Decide if you want the 3 inch or the 2 inch stick pin.

2.  Add your beads in a way that pleases your eye

3.  Top with a matching pearl

Step 2

1.  Once you have the beads on your pin the way you like it, put it into the clip to hang.

2.  Get out your Glossy Accents.

3.  If you have used a charm (like the flower or butterfly) you will want to glue it using your Glossy Accents on the top and bottom of the charm so it doesn’t move.

4.  Then add some Glossy Accents to the top of the last pearl.  Allow it to hang until dry.

I wrapped some Styrofoam with wrapping paper so that I can keep my pins “stored” until I’m ready to use them.

Well, I do hope this all made since to you??  I’m not usually a very good at writing instructions on how to do things at work…Hope I did better on here!  LOL

I’d love to see what you’ve come up with if you just learned using my short tutorial!  Also – if you just don’t want the extra expense of getting all the supplies – I am willing to make some for special order at $1 each plus shipping!  Just email me at BUSYBUSYHONEYBEEatYAHOOdotCOM

Thanks for looking!

Make It Monday – Always ANYTHING GOES!

Crafting For All Seasons – Anything But A Card

Divas By Design – Anything BUT a Card

Shelly’s Images Blog (up to 5 entries) – Anything Goes

Prairie Fairy Fridays – Anything With Flowers

Just Keep On Creating – Anything Goes

Through the Craftroom Door – Favorite Technique (since adding pins to my cards has become one of my new favorite things…)

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog – Anything BUT a Card


18 comments on “How To Make Stick Pins For Card Making

  1. Hi Karen,

    thanks so much for sharing instructions on how to make your signature stick pins. I will have to give this a try sometime. That aligator clip must be great to work with and hopefully makes things easier for you.

    This is the first tutorial being shared at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. Thanks so much Karen

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  3. I am going to try them since I have bunches of beads and things left from when I made bracelets and things. However, if that does not turn out for me, I will be back in touch. Yours are so nice. I love that contraption you invented, lol….I have that already. Thank you so much for the tutorial, I needed it. Joann Sassy Raggedy Oh I will send you a pic if and when I get one made. lol Thanks so much. joann

  4. Hi

    Great little tutorial, these pins look beautiful.

    One (well the only really) criteria for Make It Monday is that it is for paper craft only.

    I know that your pins are intended for use on cards so I will accept the entry on this basis.

    But typically only a project that has been created using paper (even if it is only a little bit) will be eligible to enter into the linky party.

    I hope that makes sense.

    Michelle :o)

  5. I love your fabulous stick pins I’m going to have to have a go at them. Your aligator clip is fab I might have to improvise on that lol!
    Thanks for sharing it with the Diva’s this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

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