I was thinking…I don’t do enough crafts that would make a good gift for men. With Father’s Day right around the corner…I think that these easy Steampunk Thumb-Tacks are perfect for any man in your life or anyone! If steampunk is not your thing… you can take this simple premise and create a set of thumb-tacks with any of The Graphics Fairy images…the possibilities are limitless…so put on your imagination cap and create what moves you…
You will need a few supplies…wooden medallions… Matte Mod Podge… prints of your favorite images…we are supplying you with the ones that are used here sized and ready to print… a brush and then you will need a sand block or sand paper and the color paint you love and you don’t have to use paint at all!
First you cut your circles out…or you can use a punch…whatever you like.
Now brush the medallion with a nice even coat of Mod Podge and then place your cut image on top…don’t worry about any little edges…we will take care of that in a moment.
Now with a sand block…sand off the edges so you have a completely smooth piece. Also at this point…you can add a coat or two of Matte Modge Podge to seal the thumb-take and make it much more durable. Also, I chose to paint the sides of the medallions…you can choose to or not to…totally your choice! I wanted a little bit of an aged look.
Now just add your thumb-tack to the back of the medallion with hot glue …
and now you are finished!
All you need to do now is add them to a cork board and you have a fabulous gift. Or place them in a cool tin and decorate with a vintage image.
…these are 1 1/2″ images.
Hope you enjoyed this little DIY…if you have time during your busy day…come on over and visit me at The Cottage Market...would love to see you there : )
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