Last week I offered several suggestions for putting your Metal Craft Punch to good use. This nifty little gadget is so versatile that I couldn’t fit all of my ideas in one post. So I’m back again this week with a couple more ideas.
Much like threading decorative ribbon through a Christmas ornament, you can again use one of the smaller bits to make a hole for threading a short beaded chain. Some of you are probably asking, what on earth for… so it can be hung as a monogrammed rear view mirror charm. Please, enough of the genius talk; you’re embarrassing me Go ahead and use the ornament kit so it’ll be double-sided and the driver isn’t blinded on the way to her destination.
Can you handle one more? Sure you can. I love the little artsy 1” buttons and love them even more as key chains. You know what I don’t like so much? The big, black versa-back sticking out the top. Problem solved. You’ll make a button with the 1” medallion set, punch a hole and attach to the key chain. The style I have is the snap hook. But, if you also add a jump ring you could use any one of the many styles we offer. And, you don’t have to use the medallion. If you’re partial to the look of the open back, use the collet instead.
I am willing to bet, if you add these items to your inventory, your MCP will pay for itself in no time.
Until next time, Happy Button Making!
By Brighid Brown, Director of Blogging and All Things Cool at ABM