Saturday, January 7, 2012

Quick, easy, and inexpensive, stick man chenille pins

Ever notice on the back of some vans and cars the little stick figures that represent family members?  By varying the chenille stems and colors you can make your own to wear, maybe not the whole family but one or two might be nice.  Stay tuned, pets coming soon!

You will need:

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

Tacky craft glue

1-inch pin back

Wiggle 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. 

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 wiggle 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.


  1. Hi Crystal, I have the honour of being your first follower here! Hugs, Valerie

  2. This is just too cute. I wonder if I can get the jewelry store where my daughter works to take some on consignment. Since I'm a big fan of your work I'm proud to be your second follower. Hugs

  3. Hi Crystal, great new blog ;o) These little guys are adorable!!

  4. thye look so cute with the big googley eyes, this blog will be handy for me when my grand daughter wants to do crafts!

  5. Simple and the googly eyes!

    PS - I'm adding you to my blogroll, if you don't mind. New year, new things...I wanna blog more! :)

  6. This is great idea for a blog! I am loving it already, and these pins are just to cute :)
    Hugs, Jan

  7. Oie,
    vim conhecer o seu blog,
    adorei aqui,

  8. You know I love your crafty projects! These are soooo cute!

  9. Perfectly fun! I might try to attempt this one!
    Hugs to you and best of luck with this fab new blog!!!!!!!!!!!
    happy to be following it!

  10. oh this is cute and fun. I've got a friend whose son loves to play with pipe cleaners and never knows what quite to do with them, I'll be passing this along... thanks!
    xx Jaime

  11. Love these little guys! Are you still planning on doing the pets? I'm totally waiting for that one! (We need kitties!)

  12. Love these little guys! Are you still planning on doing the pets? I'm totally waiting for that one! (We need kitties!)


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