Monday, February 11, 2013

The one with the toy soldiers

Last weekend was a slow one. Between eating chocolate, watching CSI:NY and eating some more chocolate, I managed to do something a bit creative. A while ago I bought myself a big bag of vintage toy soldiers at the thrift shop. I had no clue what to do with them, but I needed to have them. Last weekend I came up with the idea to turn some of them into brooches. I painted them with nailpolish, sprayed them with varnish and glued the pins on the backs. Now I need to figure out what to do with the rest of these green men.



5 comments:

  1. Ha! These are particularly cool little men. Toy soldiers just beg to be transformed or turned into something, don't they.

    Awesome brooches!

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  2. Nice! Every time I pass a bag full of these guys, I think, "Hmmm, I bet I could do something real crafty with those." Looks like you nailed it! Maybe you could paint more and put magnets on them.
    I love the idea of a pink or a purple soldier! They'd also be kinda neat in a terrarium. How fun!

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    1. I think I have about 50 more, so I'll try the magnets!

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  3. Wow! Your creativity surprises me each time... Lucky you, having quite a collection of nail polish!

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