May 11, 2010
Make It : Photo Tacks
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I'm Cary, an Assistant Managing Editor at Martha Stewart Living. The Crafts Dept asked me to share my most recent craft project. Hope you enjoy it!
I knew that these pushpins, from a story in the January 2008 issue, were a perfect way to display pictures of some of my favorite people. But without a good place for a bulletin board at home, I’d kept this project in the back of my mind for more than two years. When my husband and I recently bought a new desk, I hung some 24-inch-long, 1-inch-wide cork strips above it and got to work.
1 I am not a crafty person, but this was so easy. I didn’t worry about pictures fitting the circles perfectly; it was more important for me to have lots of people represented.
2 Once the resin dried, after 24 hours, I used a hot- glue gun to attach thumbtacks to the backs of the caps.
3 I got a little impatient and didn’t bother to seal the images or glue them down before pouring in the resin, but the project worked fine anyway
4 Now I love looking up from my computer to see so many smiling faces in a row.
One tip: Fill the bottle caps until the resin is about to spill. The fuller caps have a rounded, glassier look.
For the complete how-to for the photo tacks, click here.
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