I have to admit, this project was originally going to be unicorn pushpins. I’ve had some gold glitter resin unicorns floating around, always in the way, as unicorns tend to be. Then I finally think of a project to use them in, and I can’t find them. Anywhere.
I suppose that is how it goes, though. You find a unicorn, you lose a unicorn, you start to wonder if Google is going to think your website is all about unicorns for how many times you use the word unicorn.
While looking for those gold glitter horned horses, I did come across some leftover felt raindrops and lightening bolts from a project I made months ago and am now realizing that I don’t think I ever posted about it.
Armed with a box of metal pushpins, some industrial strength glue, and the will to give up looking for the unicorns, I sat down with the felt shapes and 90 seconds later had completed this project. A little bit longer if you count waiting for the glue to dry, but I didn’t need to do anything with that, so I don’t.
You will want to use pushpins that are almost flat to get the most pushpin to simplified felt weather icons surface area ratio, so things don’t fall apart.
Now excuse me while I go and glue anything I can find on the rest of 497 pushpins in this box.
Supplies for Stormy Pushpins
- Pushpins with a flat or almost flat area that isn’t the sharp pointy end
- Felt Shapes or felt to cut shapes from
- E6000 Glue
Directions for Stormy Pushpins
- Cut felt into shapes if needed.
- Put a spot of glue approximately the size of the pinhead.
- Glue pushpin to felt.
- Try not to stab yourself.
- Let dry.
- Tell people they are “custom made” and on sale for $20 a set.