Friday, November 2, 2012

How to rust safety pins, bells, wire, etc...

It works great but does take a few days to really get things rusty-This is much safer then acid, and better then tossing things out in the rain.

Make sure the bowl is a craft bowl not one you care about-Its going to have stain residue and is only good for crafts after this.
  • ADD ONE whole bottle peroxide-nice and fresh kind (add more if needed play with recipe)
  • ADD ONE cup white vinegar NOT apple cider just white
  • ADD a tablespoon of salt
  • STIR it up and do this outside, it will start to bubble and cause mild fumes (you might want to wear a mask)
  • DUMP in you pins and stir to activate-Set outside or anywhere you want with proper air flow.
  • Stir once in a while-Leave in solution at least two days-IT WILL seem like nothing is going on-
DUmp out on cookie sheet in the sun-Drained of course-CAN be wet-Gives it alittle extra boost-
I leave mine on an old rusty cookie tray outside for day or in the garage-They just rust away and continue to rust the longer you leave them out-

THIS IS MESSY AND IT STAINS CLOTHES, CARPETS, ETC. LET THE PINS, BELLS, WIRE DRY AND CRAFT AWAY.

Hope this helps you make those great rusty items.

NEVER USE BRASS ITEMS or STAINLESS STEEL ONLY CHEAP STUFF OR THEY WILL NOT RUST, most cheap stuff can be found at the $1 stores

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Tracy - Simple Living
My love of vintage goods, antiques
and handmade primitives!
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