Introduction: Dinosaur Push Pins
Have you guys seen those super duper adorable teensy tiny animal butt magnets? Like, they just make you want to pick up a ukelele and sing about overpriced cute things, right? (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=23465826a&color=000&cm_mmc=SEM-_-Google-_-PLA-_-21882504424All_products&device=c&network=g&matchtype=)
In an effort to motivate myself to clean up my desk area, I thought that perhaps if I made some dinosaur push pins it would force me to put up a bulletin board, which might convince me to put up shelves, which might make me finally have a workable work space.
So obviously that didn’t happen, but here’s what I did accomplish.
You can read a more colorful description of this Instructable at my blog: http://stitchybitch.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/dinosaur-push-pins/
Step 1: Materials & Tools Needed
Pliers (not necessary but makes the sawing easier)
Plastic dinosaur figurines (or whatever animal you like)
Flat-headed push pins
Step 2: Construction
Just using the rumps of these little plastic figurines seemed a shameful waste of dino goodness, so I decided to use both ends. I used pliers to hold one end of the figurine while I sawed it in half.
I used E-6000 to glue the cut ends to the flat-head push pins and let them set overnight.
Using what spray paint I had left over from previous projects, I gave the dinos two light coats of paint with various shades. The two metallics definitely gave the best results.