Saturday, November 12, 2011

When I can't find a circle punch....

Oh dear...I know circle punch seem to be so common ...but sad to say...I just can't find any here...regardless about what size... I just can't seem to source it!  I have been running around some craft supplies store around ... but just no luck yet... and I'm running out of patient too! ( Yes, I did found some  online site which offer it... and it cost more that RM60(about USD20) for a medium 1 1/4" size....kill me...I'm not ready to spend that amount!) ...Err...is this the amount you invest for a circle cuter at your place?

And finally...few days back...I found my WAY to have MY circles...And without spending a single dime!  Yes! I DID IT!!!!   Check these out....

See how close I cut the circles...
No waste of resources...Hehe! Yup, I am very thrifty indeed!

No...I'm definitely not using scissor...this 'way' is lot faster and easier
than using a scissor or cutting knife..

Perfect round circles....

I intend to using these circles for a faux mirror project...
So...what do you think?  How I cut the circle?  
My secret "weapon".......(evil smile...)

My material is foil from biscuits wrapper...it look very similar to mirror


Borrow a stencil from Jojo.... 

Using a needle..yes, normal needle you use for you sewing.
I trace the circle with the needle, apply a bit of tension,
I cut it on a glass table...it's make the cut smoother!
Here comes my circle!

Circle stencil + Needle (on glass table ) = My circle cuter!
I did try this method on paper... sadly the result is not so successful,
anyway, I'm happy with this...for now!

What do you think?
Thanks for stop by

Love
PC


courtesy of the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory --
I found this from Pinterest


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9 comments:

  1. Wao..PC you are amazing! I also cant find any big circle punch from stores, actually I was searching butterfly punch but NOT AVAILABLE HERE :( :(
    well cant wait to see your next faux mirror project..All the best dear :)

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  2. I think that is a great idea!
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  3. Hey, those look GREAT! I hate cutting out circles, this is a clever trick! Now let's see what you are making with these...

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  4. Such a smart idea, PC! Does it hurt your fingers trying to hold onto it?

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  5. @Laina @ Vibrant SerenityOh! It did at first when I was using a shorter pin with small steel pin head..then I try using longer pin with round head...the pin we use on pin board also can be handle easily too!

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  6. @Laina @ Vibrant SerenityOh! It did at first when I was using a shorter pin with small steel pin head..then I try using longer pin with round head...the pin we use on pin board also can be handle easily too!

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  8. Great idea! Very resourceful!

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  9. Love this! Great idea!! Thanks for linking up today on make it monday! :)

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