Friday, September 16, 2011

Quick, easy, and inexpensive, Ghost/mummy, Frankenstein/alien chenille pins




Lets Craft!  I know it's been a while since I published free instructions for an easy and inexpensive craft project but the wait is over!  You can create enough for a group of pins for under $2.00!  This is an original design and you won't find it anywhere but here! 



You will need:

Pack of sparkle chenille stems (you need one stem for each pin)

Tacky craft glue

1 inch pin back

Googly eyes  (one set for each pin.)




1.     To make a pin fold a chenille stem in half.  At the top, using your fingers form a small circle.  (If you are trying to make Frankenstein, flatten the top a bit for a squarish effect)






2.     Measure down two inches on one side and bend stem upwards.  (see photo) Repeat on the other side.  Cross right stem over body area and come up with the end at the neck.  Bend into place.   Bring other side around back and cross around neck to front and twist in place.  Adjust hands to any pose desired.


 

3.     Glue two google eyes right at the area where the head meets the neck  and let dry.

4.     Glue a one inch pin back onto back of pin and let dry.


16 comments:

laurie said...

oh so cute, you're right ,, never saw these before, well done!

Wanda said...

This is always good for me when my grandsons spend the day!

Thanks...I already have everything we need from your last pipecleaner project.

Thanks!

maddyrose said...

This is a bit too advanced for me to follow. I did however enjoy the pictures. Have a lovely weekend O' Crafty One. :^)

Catherine Denton said...

How fun! My son will love this. Just in time for a Halloween party in this neck of the woods.
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craftattack said...

Great project. I have loads of those chenille thingies, so I will be making these for my guests when we do our Halloween party. Thanks for the tip! Hugs, Valerie

Heather said...

these look fun. I know my little crafter, Saylor, wil love to make these....they do love the chenille things...i call them pipe cleaners! :) happy weekend to you my friend!

Franz said...

Funny:-))) Many beautiful!

Ciao,have a great weekend!

Scarlet said...

Simple and adorable! My kids would love these, too!! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! :)

Magic Love Crow said...

So cute! I love these and you could make them for Christmas too, in red and green! Great little items to put on gifts, instead of bows! Thanks Crystal!

Gerri Herbst said...

Darling! thanks for the tut! have a nice weekend. gerri

ger chouinard said...

Crystal: Sooo cute! Thx for the inspiration! Happy PPF and thx for the visit. The 'Autumn Crew' were very glad to see you! :) Have a good weekend!

Lee Pierce said...

Cute little pins! Clever girl :D

Sophia said...

haha What a very clever idea! Only you and love it. :)

Maggie said...

They are cute! And like Magic Love Crow says, they'd be great to dress up a package.

Annabelle said...

Thanks for the lesson on these adorable spooks. Loved your "Graffiti "article....enjoyed it very much!
Quiet an Interesting blog!!!

angelself said...

Cute little spooky pins! Thanks for sharing =) Kathryn

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