Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Safety Pin Watch Band

Ever since I got my watch from Chunky Bling, I have really liked having a watch again. So of course I had to have a different color watch. As much as I love brown, it just doesn't go with everything. Like my awesome red pants. So I decided to get me a red watch face from Chunky Bling and make a watch band out of safety pins.

This is what you are going to need:
watch face
safety pins (my were medium sized)
stretchy cord, you can't see it in the picture
This is how it made it:
1) I took the safety pin and put bead on the side that opens and then closed it. I did it very random, each pin had 3-5 beads on it. I didn't use glue but if you can if you want to.

2) I filled up 20 pins

3) Then I put the clips onto 2 safety pins, these are going to be the ends and connect the band to the face

4) I started with the pin that had the clips and treaded the cord through the end. I then looped back, through the hole to make sure the cord didn't move.

5) I then thread the cord through the sides of the pins. I alternated the pins so one side didn't have all of the top. Sorry for the blurry picture, didn't realize it until it was too late...

6) I did that for the rest of the pins and ended with the safety pin with the clips. I then tied the cord and glued it to the back of the band. That's it! I didn't measure the length of the band. I just added the pins and measured my wrist as I went.

Clip it onto your watch face and then go show it off!



WobiSobi said...

I love this Idea and it looks awesome. I might try and make one tonight!! Thanks for Sharing!:) Hugs, Anne

Kristen said...

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Kristen @ Kristen's Creations

Allison Nicole said...

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House Revivals said...

This is a cute idea! Thanks for your nice comments about my knock-off purse -- so glad you like it!

Andrea said...

Creative idea!!

laxsupermom said...

So creative! I haven't worn a watch in forever, because I use my phone to tell time. But yours is so cute, it makes me want to wear one. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle L. said...

That is so super extra cute! what a great idea, sort of punk but really feminine and charming. Love! Great tutorial, too!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Super cute! Great job and it goes great with your watch face! Thanks so much for linking up!

Crystal said...

this is totally funky & i love it!! so glad i hopped on over from shabby chic to check it out! hugs!

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

This is really cute! Great idea! I would love for you to link up any of your projects to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

And I'm a new follower :)


memoirsofasassygirl said...

That was a really nice idea, thanks for sharing. It looked great on you :)

city said...

thanks for sharing.