I saw this poinsettia pin posted the other day and thought it would be fun to make a plastic and vinyl version using the Silhouette Cameo! It is a fun little accessory to wear during the holidays! It is easy to make and can be pretty cheap too!
Step 1: Supplies
- Plastic (I got a sheet of Polypropylene at Tap Plastics in San Fran) or Transparencies - or you can just use the plastic from a product case (like those things you just can't get open to get to your scissors)
- Silhouette Cutter
- Vinyl Stickers - (2 colors) you can use your color of choice, I used silver and gold because I had them and SHINY
- Exacto Knife and Cutting Board
- Brads - I had a variety to choose from, just make sure they have thin "stems"
Step 2: Cutting
I first scored my plastic with the Silhouette Cameo. For one pin you need: 2 of the large ones, 1 medium and 1 small.
I'm not providing the file since the design is for sale in the Silhouette Design Store (it is 3D Poinsettia Flower by Lori Whitlock, I saw it is on sale for 50 cents right now!). I resized all of them with the largest being about 2.5 inches from top tip to the bottom of the bottom two leaves. Make sure you resize them all together including their center circles.
I did use the Silhouette to score my plastic, but it was too thick (or I just couldn't figure it out) to cut all the way. I then cut out the scored pieces with an exacto.
I cut them out the best I could and then trimmed the edges a bit. You don't have to trim too much now if you don't want to, cause I trimmed later once the stickers were on.
Step 3: Stickers!
I matched them up on the pieces the best I could and then used an exacto to trim/saw off the excess that hung off too much. Don't compromise the shape! Meaning, don't shave it down so one of the tips is missing or anything.
Step 4: Center / Putting the Pieces Together
Some of the brads I had had nice thin "stems" but they all had letters on them. (I got them at a garage sale years ago and had not used them yet, so I didn't care about covering them out). Using the sticker vinyl, I cut out circles that are .45 by .45 to cover up the images.
Time to put it together! Lay the brad with the "stem" up. Put on your smallest piece, right side down. Keep going until you have three of one color and top it with one of the other color. Fold down the "stems" and there you go!
Step 5: Put a Pin on It!
Let it dry!
Step 6: So Fashionable
The ones with the star centers are the transparency ones and the other two are the plastic.