Sunday, May 12, 2013

What you can make with 2,000 sewing pins and a lot of patience

This is a project I did a few months ago. The only reason I haven't shared it yet is because its so difficult to photograph! All of the little pins cast shadows when I take the pictures, so I'll never be able to get a totally accurate-to-real-life photo. But at any rate - here's what you can make if you too have thousands of sewing pins and a lot of patience!

Here's a simple breakdown of the process - pretty self explanatory. I pinned the letters onto a foamy poster board, which I painted first using acrylic paint. Then, I printed out my lettering and cut it out, the pinned all around it.

Very time consuming, but easy to do in front of a TV. All in all, it took me probably about 10-12 hours to complete. It's crazy how much patience I can have for certain projects, while having so little patience for other things!

I should mention that I saw the idea for this online about a year ago, and can't locate the original.. it was executed differently and had different text, but was the same basic idea. If you have seen it, feel free to link me to it so I can source it!


  1. Wow...yes definitely a whole lot of patience!! Very cool idea. I'm a new follower! I love your post on the unity snakes!

    1. Thanks so much!! I'll check your blog out :)

  2. So what did you make this for?

    1. Just a decoration! A present for myself :)


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