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    Converting a trinket into a pin



    Hi,

    So I recently bought this Up Adventure Book keychain. It's the cutest and I love the quote inside. Since it has a flat backing, I want to remove the chain portion and convert it into a pin to display it on my board. I don't have any fancy soldering tools so I plan on using strong glue that works on metals.

    Does anyone have experience with this? Is the pin backing part for sale anywhere? Any other tips to share?

    Thanks!!


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    I've not seen traditional Disney Pin style posts available to use before .
    Personally I'd just use blu-tac , unless the pin is super heavy then I'd try putting a standard pushpin at the base of the Pin .

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    That is an adorable keychain!

    Are you on Facebook? I know Kirk Fabbro does this (I got an Inside Out keychain that he converted into a pin). I think he has an account on here, but I don't know his username or how often he comes on.


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    I got the keychain at the Boxlunch store at Florida mall last weekend. Not sure if they are a national chain. They have an online store but a lot of the Disney stuff that I see in store isn't always on the website. They have some Disney pins too.

    I found Kirk on Facebook. At least now I know of someone who can do it if I can't figure out a way to do it myself. In the meantime, Blu-tac is a good idea for a quick fix

    Thanks!


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    I use E-6000 glue... and you can find pin backs at most hobby stores. If you want traditional "post" type pin backs, use unfinished earring studs (again at a craft store)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventchick View Post
    I use E-6000 glue... and you can find pin backs at most hobby stores. If you want traditional "post" type pin backs, use unfinished earring studs (again at a craft store)


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    Hey I didn't check this post for a while so I missed your tip. Earring posts are an awesome idea. Thanks!!


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