How To: Make Samurai Sword Push Pins!

Using a push pin is sort of a visceral experience – the tack is sharp, and the corkboard is just resistant enough to get a satisfying squish as you impale your document to the wall.

Really…just try it.

So I say, embrace it, and whip up some push pins that resemble something using for serious sticking. You know, like a samurai sword.   Inspired by Kill Bill, Jeromina came up with this simple office DIY. 

But after googling Kill Bill for [a crafting] challenge, I wanted to make use of the graphic conveyed in the poster for Vol. 2, and the thought process transpired as follows: death list — grocery list — sword — push pins.  Just like that, this one idea came within seconds, which does not happen nearly often enough in my culling of ideas. The thought process of how-to came rather quickly, too.  I had a paperclip right beside my keyboard, and I knew instantly that a miniature sword push pin could be constructed by the simple bending of a paper clip, some 1-1/2″ square paper scraps, glue, black electrical tape, and faux-metal Con-Tact paper.

Killer idea!

Kill Bill: Sword Push Pins [Paper, Plate, and Plane]

via DollarStoreCrafts