Love the romantic look of hat pins, but haven't taken the plunge?
I have a fun substitute.
I'm safer with these party forks, ;)
sold as a 50 piece pack at my Walmart.
Here are pictures showing how to secure these lovelies with a mini hair band.
First, punch 3 holes and poke a band into the first.
Lay the fork down and poke the band into the middle hole.
Flip it over.
Insert one end into the other and then stick it back up through the last hole.
Flip it over.
Take this last loop and stretch it down, bringing it back under the bottom of the stick.
You want to bring it up over both tines, not just one...but I inserted this picture so you could see which direction to bring the rubber band up.
It is now secure.
But is it safe?
It CAN be a little sharp, so I glued beads with Glossy Accents.
There, now I can trust this won't hurt the recipient or me.
I hope this will be an answer for those that want to add a hat pin,
but aren't willing to live on the edge.
Kudos to you that risk life and limb, ;)
those pins are gorgeous and I wish I were that brave.
Now the others can have a little romance on their cards too. ;)
Challenges entered in...
My colors were inspired by:
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #64 (pink, yellow, green).
Since I went botanical:
Since an ODBD was focused on and I managed another "high flying" element...
Thanks for peeking in! ;)
ODBD Scripture Collection 6, MS butterfly stamp, fussy cut flower from misc DP, Making Memories Just Chillin' DP, Memento ink, Staz on ink, EK Success border punch, Ellison Tim Holtz Retro Circles embossing folder, party forks