Sunday, July 14, 2013

How to Make a Handy Awl Poking Tool from Quilter Pins (Video)

Amy Here wondering if it's just me or do you have to use a pin to unplug clogged tips like in your Glossy Accents?    I do...Grrrr.

But I also use pins to poke holes for brads, embroidery stitches, and other crafting things. I really like Quilting T-pins. They are sturdy, the right size, inexpensive, and the “T” makes them fairly easy to grasp. When they got “gunked up”, I’d toss them and grab another. (Now instead of tossing them, I clean them off with The Best Cleaner Ever from ScraPerfect--but I digress!)

UPDATE since this post was written: Use the No-Clog Writing Caps and you won't need a pin for dunked up tips. You will still need this for all sorts of handy poking you do in paper crafting!

Watch the video or read the instruction below.

Thing is, I often lost them on my work table and I thought it would be nicer if they had a larger "handle."

I found a can of Plasti-Dip in our garage and dipped a bunch of pin ends. They were easier to keep track of and even a little easier to hold...

Such a handy tool, I decided to make some more to show you. But when I got the can out, I discovered it had dried up to a clay-like consistency.


AND even BETTER!!!!

P.S. if you have polymer clay, it would work as well.

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