DIY: Inspiration Pin Board and Number Pins

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Today is New Year’s Eve which means that everyone is scrambling to think of goals for 2014. This year let your goals inspire you every day! We would like to show you a beautiful and simple way to display those resolutions with our Inspiration Pin Board! You can use this board to display inspiring photos, workout routines, schedules, recipes, and family mementos!
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What You’ll Need:

18mm Foldover Elastic in Avocado, Gunmetal, & Light Grey

Number 0-9 Single Button

Square Cork Board

Scissors

Glue

Pins

Thumb Tacks

Fabric Pin Board

1. Choose a cork board, and cover it with fabric. Use spray glue to  adhere the fabric to the board.

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2. Create an X with your gunmetal elastic with each end going from corner to corner.

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3. Pull the elastic taut, and pin each end to the corners of the board.

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4. Place your avocado elastic across the bottom left corner. Repeat on the upper right corner area. Cut and pin them down as you did with the gunmetal.

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5. Take your light grey elastic, and mirror the placement of the avocado elastic. Pin down.

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Number Pins

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1. Carefully cut the shank, the loop on the back of the button, off. Make sure you use strong scissors, or a tool that is capable of cutting this piece off.

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2. Place a drop of E6000 on the head of the tack. Glue down to the back of the button, and let it dry for 24 hours.

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Finished Pin Board and Number Pins M&J Trimming

Now that you have your pin board and number buttons made, what’s the first thing you’re going to pin?

Fun Sequin Flower Headband

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By Kristin

M&J is constantly getting in new items and I have fallen in love with this new sequin trim.  It’s a gorgeous scalloped edge trim on a netting.  There are so many uses for this trim and a headband is an easy one.  One of the girls who work on the floor took the gold version of this trim and made a simple flower from it for her hair.  I was instantly inspired to make my own version.

I’m a huge fan of headbands, hairclips, and hair ties to hold back and adorn my long hair.  Working at M&J has allowed me to expand my collection and have a different look everyday.  I’ll show you how to make a sequined flower that can then be glued to a headband or hair clip, or even sew a pin on the back for other uses.  It only takes a few minutes to make, so it’s also a great last minute gift idea.

Materials:
#44434 – ½ Yard Gunmetal Scalloped Sequin Trim
#42955 – 23mm Silver Sequin Look Button
#43659 – Black Plastic Headband
Black Thread
e6000 Glue 

*Call 1-800-9MJTRIM, ext:377 to order any of the products not listed online.

1.)  Thread your needle and knot the end.  Weave the needle through the sheer side of the trim about 1” away from the edge.  Weave it in and out every ½” or so to create a gathering stitch.  When you get to the end, pull the trim down this thread to gather it up.  Gather it to about 3-4” long and knot the end securely to keep it gathered.

2.)  Sew one gathered end to the other.  You should now have a circle that is ruffled, this will be your flower.  You can now either sew on or glue the button to the middle to cover the hole.  If you glued it, once it is dry you can move to the next step.

3.)  Now you can choose to glue this to a headband, a hair clip, or a pin back and you are set!