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Custom Bottlecap Push Pins

August 27th, 2011
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bottlecap-push-pins[Photo Credit:  Martha Stewart]

Happy Fall!  Happy September!

Here’s a great back to school idea – custom made bottlecap push pins!  Made from recycled bottlecaps and thumbtacks these push pins are terrific!  You can get the full scoop on how they are made by going directly to the Martha Stewart website, but basically you just need:  old bottlecaps, thumb tacks, pictures, packing tape, resin, and contact cement (to attach the tack to the cap).   There’s even a great video on the site showing expanded uses on this idea including coasters and pins for adorning clothing.

We can think of lots of different ways these handy push pins can be useful, including the following:

1) Customizing bulletin boards at home, office or school

2) Packaging 6 or so together and giving them as parent gifts at Christmas

3) Putting numbers in them and using them to prioritize items on your bulletin boards

4) Putting days of the week in them and using them to keep kids’ or busy moms’ activities organized on a bulletin board

Teachers, parents, scouting troops, and arts and crafts hobbyists will have fun customizing this clever idea!  Send us your story on how you use super glue products at home, school or work to create fun new artifacts and you may win sample products!