Pins for Haven Conference

How is Haven only two days away?! For those of you who don't know what Haven is, it's a DIY and Home Blogging Conference in Atlanta July 10-12. This is the first blogging conference that I am attending so of course I am working up to the last minute to get everything ready. My business cards just arrived yesterday along with a slew of other items from Amazon for the conference. 

I kept thinking to myself everyone is going to have business cards what can I do to stand out? Well the idea came to me in a form of a pin. You see my brother just bought a pin maker. Why I have no idea but it was perfect timing for me to borrow it. 

Making your own pins

I often refer to myself as a Weekend Crafter. In fact I was using that hashtag long before I even had a blog. It's actually how Weekend Craft got its name. While I am a Weekend Crafter my guess is that most of Haven's attendants are too! So why not make a pin to let everyone know what we do on our weekends!


Breaking out my favorite tool. I decided to use my Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette connect (using Adobe Illustrator) to create a 1 inch button using the print and cut feature. 


Making a pin was easier than I thought I purchased the pin, clear cover cellophane and the pin back. 

There is really three simple steps to making a pin.

Step One- Creating the art work.

Step Two- Placing the metal back, artwork and clear cellophane into the first slot. Pulling down the handle.

Step Three- Placing the pin backing pin down into the slot. Sliding over second slot and pulling down the handle again. And then you have a pin!


So if you are going to be at Haven make sure to seek me out! I will have between 50-75 pins to give out with my business cards! I can't wait to meet all the DIY bloggers out there!