Know someone that loves to sew? Chances are they would love to receive some personalised pin heads from you! If you have all the equipment, this is such an easy craft, and as anything is with shrink paper.. a lot of fun!
1. Cut out circles… The circle that my punch makes is 12mm wide (or .47inches). You can make this a bit bigger, but if you make the circles too big, they won’t be practical to use for sewing. If you don’t have a circle punch that small.. just eye it out.. if they aren’t a perfect circle, then you’re obviously going for a quirky look. 2. Draw you designs… If you want detail in your pin heads, it’s important to make sure that you use a fine tipped permanent ink pen. I just drew these images free-hand (no template), as when the pin heads have shrunk all the little imperfections magically vanish! 3. Pierce your pin head… 4. Shrink pin head… You can either shrink the pin heads with an embossing heat gun as shown in the video, or your can shrink them in the oven. Just follow the instructions on your shrink plastic wrapping. So that the pin heads keep their shape, stick them into a potato or carrot before you put them in the oven so the heads aren’t touching anything, otherwise they will set askew. These lovelies were made using a small heart punch and coloured with some pencils. It’s too easy not to do! Have fun!