I Created A Holder For My Pins

Hi Ladies,

Okay, I think that this is a brand new idea that I came up with.  But, you know I wonder around the blogs all day, so if you have seen this somewhere else, please tell me.  I created a holder for my pins.  I am the type of person that has to see things to remember to use them.


Here is what you will need to make this:


A block of Dry Floral Foam (you will see why I chose this size later)
A piece of cardboard (for bottom)
2 strips of paper cut about 2 inches longer than the (long) sides
2 strips of paper cut the same size as the ends (short sides)
Some good glue
Words (if you like) I use "My Pins" Cut with Cricut Cursive 101

1.  Glue the piece of cardboard to the bottom of the foam.

Use your score pal or other scorer to make the ends of your long sides nice and crisp so they will fold around the edges of the foam.

(Sorry these pictures have shadows can you tell I took them at night?)

3.  Glue your long strips to the foam.

4.  Glue you short strips to the foam

5.  Add you wording.

6.  Add some embellishments if you like.


I just poked a hole with my cricut tool and pushed these brads through the hole.


Now you see why I made it the length that I did, I already had a place picked out for it!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I don't mind at all (I would be flattered) if you use this tutorial or even improve on it.  But if you post it on your blog, please say that you got the idea from me and post a link back to my blog.  Thanks!

Hugs,

Chriss

10 comments:

  1. Awesome idea to keep your pins organized:) Super cute!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  2. Super Cute and what a fabulous idea!!!

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  3. Lovin' this idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Great idea Chriss! Thank you for sharing :-) xx

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  5. Great idea Chris.. Very attractive and wonderful looking.. I loved the look...

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  6. great idea!!! i love pins, i only have like 4 lol, but i keep looking for them:)

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    1. Angie,

      Little Yellow Bicycle has a large variety of pins for a really good price. If you want fancier pins you can get them from Prima. I have found several tutorials on YouTube for "make your own pins" I think that one of my goals this summer is going to be to learn to make them. If I do, I will share! Thanks for stopping by. Hugs,
      Chriss

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  7. What a creative and fabulous idea, Chriss!! I love it!!

    I get most of my Spellbinders from Joann, with 40% off coupons, either in the store or online. They have a much better selection online. When they have the dies on sale and free shipping, I stock up!! If you haven't signed up for their mailing list, you should, even if you don't have one close. They send 20% off everything coupons every once in a while and if the dies are on sale, that's 60% off!! I also get alot of them from Ben Franklin online. Their prices are about 40% off and they have free shipping on orders over $50...they have a great selection!! I hope this helps!! And I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. What a cute idea Chriss! I don't think I have enough pins to need one of these, but maybe if I make one, then I could buy some and have a place to put them LOL
    Thanks for sharing this!

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