I’m calling the pick-up tool like you see in craft stores a Picker-Upper. After my article last week about hating sequins, and all the attendant frustration, I got to thinking about using what I have to make it easier to pick up and place small things like sequins. I have a commercial pick-up tool, but it is really too large for the tiny things, even sequins!
This brought me to the way to create a Picker-Upper myself. I remembered I’d done it a long time ago, but I’d thrown the DIY tool away after I used it. You don’t have to do that. You can store your own Picker-Uppers in an empty Standard Stamp Case (119105) which will keep them from sticking to other tools, but they’re still handy. You can also create different sizes.
Do It Yourself Picker-Upper:
- Select a stick of some sort. I’ve used toothpicks and orangewood sticks, but unsharpened pencils would also work for larger items.
- Squirt a very small blob of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) on a non-porous surface. You can even use the Stamp Case to hold it.
- Cover the end of your stick or sticks with a thin coat of the glue and let them dry.
- You’ll find that the glue dries to a tackiness, which is perfect for using as a Picker-Upper!
I wonder if I’ll like sequins better if I use a Picker-Upper. I’ll try it and let you know!
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