DIY Gold Staples in a Pinch!

April 12th, 2011

While working on my latest Save The Dates, I was in desperate need of gold staples but couldn’t find any locally and didn’t have time to order them. I improvised with a gold permanent pen and violá instant gold staples!

While staples come in a plethora of colors now a days, it’s fun to make your own. I imagine that this would work with any permanent marker as well and it’s a good trick when you’re in a bind!

28 Responses to “DIY Gold Staples in a Pinch!”

  1. Felicitas Says:

    waaah! amazing idea and real simple. oh i have to do this 🙂 tfs

    greetings from germany

  2. Elizabeth B Says:

    Genius simple idea! Well done. I’m making green ones asap.

  3. sherri lynn Says:

    i never would have thought of this! so glad i now know!

  4. homeroad Says:

    Spectacular Simple idea!

  5. Maria Says:

    So clever. Something I can have the kids help me with.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Nadine Says:

    How fancy, and what a great idea! Keeping this in mind as I start my wedding design projects.

  7. NOTyourrunofthemill Says:

    one clever chick!

  8. Gloria Says:

    totally having a “why didn’t i think of that!” moment – love this idea!

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  10. Carolyn Says:

    Brilliant – as always. And your save the dates are stunning!

  11. Kim Says:

    Best simple idea ever!!!

  12. Brancoprata Says:

    You always surprise me with your creative projects!! Love i!

  13. Tara Says:

    This is an easy awesome idea. I will definitely try this.

  14. Marjorie Rose Says:

    Coolest, simplest trick we should’ve all known but you brought it to the table. Think of the possibilities! I see some creative minds jumping on this bandwagon fast..

  15. caro Says:

    So easy and so GREAT! The best ideas are the simple ones.

  16. Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL Says:

    What a genius idea! Definitely going to try this one. So glad I stopped by.

  17. LAG - Southern Aisle Says:

    Well aren’t you smart… Will definitely be trying this!

  18. Sara Says:

    What I great idea! Now I’m thinking of hijaking all the staples at work and painting them all sorts of colors.

  19. Bobbi Says:

    What an amazing idea!

  20. chelsea Says:

    i blogged this today 🙂

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  22. marni Says:

    the simplest things can be so brilliant!

  23. Annalisa Says:

    Nice idea!!! I really like it!

  24. Melinda Says:

    This is a really fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing this. : )

  25. melanie Says:

    oooh, I’m inspired!! Stripes!

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  28. Kay Says:

    Just wondering if while the marker is still wet you could use a fine glitter?