Hey canners! I’m breaking out of my self-imposed schedule to throw and extra-special weekend long giveaway into the blog mix.
Lulu The Pickle Queen is an artist who works with polymer clay and makes an array of pickle and vegetable-themed push pins (you can also get them as magnets if you don’t have a spot for pinning things). She has made a special-limited edition Food in Jars set that feature pickles, jams, and even a jar that looks like my logo.
I asked Lulu a couple of questions.
How long have you been making push pins?
I’ve been making push pins for about a year and a half. It started with pickle earrings, because I LOVE pickles, and then I began making more pickle paraphernalia. So I began making pickle push pins.
How did you get started?
I have always been an artist, but didn’t experiment with polymer clay until a couple of years ago. A good friend and I were having an art party and she said I must try polymer clay. The first thing I made was a tiny pickle and was hooked from then on.
Now, I’m trying new techniques and incorporating various mediums. It has been so much fun. Most of the time I have to stop myself from keeping everything I make. As you can imagine, I have a huge jewelry and pushpin collection.
You can find ind Lulu on Etsy and Wanelo.
Now, for the giveaway. I have one set of these push pins to offer up to you guys. Here’s how to enter.
- Leave a comment on this post and tell me what you’d hang with one of Lulu’s pins/magnets.
- Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Sunday, March 29, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog by Monday, March 30, 2015.
- Giveaway is open to US residents
- One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: Lulu is providing the pins for the giveaway. No other compensation has been provided for this post.
I’d pin the recipes I intend to try in the near future. I’m much more likely to fix them if they aren’t in a file cabinet!
Recipes, shopping lists, photos, and the large list of cookbooks that I want to buy!
These are so cute! Id hang some fruit art prints that I have.
I would use them to pin up my grocery list, ‘honey-do’ list, as well as my granddaughters artwork
I’d use them to pin copies of Cook’s prints. I’ve got some old Cook’s magazines with fabulous prints and they would be perfect
Canning recipes I’ve printed out!
I try at least 1 new recipe each week and collect many more and have a huge bulletin so I would use the cute push pins to pin the recipes I want to work on.
I would pin my CSA schedule as a reminder to look for recipes!
I have a variety of food reference sheets hanging from my fridge…how to freeze, shelf-life of veggies, cuts of meat, etc. I have a terrible memory so having the sheets nearby is always a lifesaver!
Those are soooo cute. My BF is a rabid pickle consumer which has driven me to learn to do them myself. I would use these to hang the directions on my board as I can.
I would use the magnets to hang recipes & pictures my Grandkids made me on my already-too-much-stuff-hung-on fridge or freezer. : )
I like having recipes neatly printed out & hung about eye level so that I can refer to it while I am cooking or canning. I also like having some room to jot down notes, the date, etc. for future reference.
i think i would use the magnets to hold my recipes as i am cooking them. the push pins would do nicely on the cork board i have in the kitchen
I would use the magnets and hand pics of my cute dog Fletcher!!!
I have a two part bulletin board in my kitchen! One side is a cork board and the other is magnetic, and it is our “control center” for appointment cards, recipes I am trying for the first time, names and phone numbers of family members and our medication lists for first responders, and a small hanging box for business cards of those we may want to, or already do business with. I especially use the cork board side, and I would certainly hang my newest recipes there so they’d be easier to find at a glance with these adorable bright pins!
I would use the magnets to hang coupons on my fridge, and the push pins to hang up calendars and other items at work!
I would use them to hang my go-to recipes in the kitchen!
In my kitchen my fridge is filled with recipes, coupons, reminders. Veggie magnets would add some much needed color. The push pins I’d use in my office bulletin board over the years I’ve started using earrings posts, those pins from Boy Scouts for recognition, label pins to add fun to my board. Veggies would be a fun too. Thanks
I’d pin up my freezer list. I just sorted out how much of our 1/2 steer and whole pig are left from last year and I could hold the list up with one of these!
They are so cute! I’d love to see them on my refrigerator!
I would hang art from my pickle loving 8 year old son!!! He loves loves loves pickles!!
I’d use the magnets to hold the fortunes from fortune cookies that I save.
Those pins are so extra cute! I would use those pushpins where ever I have ugly thumbtacks in the kitchen!
If won I think I would pay these forward and use as a raffle prize at the next arts and crafts fair where I sell my jams. What a great prize indeed.
Pictures of the kiddos!
I would use them to hold announcements on the FRIENDS’ bulletin board at the Walnut Street West Library.
These would go on my bill board! It is a bulletin board in the office where we hang our bills and “stage” when to pay them! I love these pins.
I would use these cute little pins to hang recipes. Always cooking up something!
I have an inspiration board in my garden shed that I hang pictures of beautiful gardens, both flower and vegetables, birds, bugs, recipes to use my garden produce, etc. these push pins would be a beautiful addition to the others I have collected over the years.
To begin with “pickle push pins” is just plain fun to say 🙂
These pins could hold index cards of recipes for frozen crock-pot meals. The index cards are written up with a particular family in mind that needs meals on hand (illness, new baby, bereavement) and they serve as a visual reminder to our family to pray for them while preparing something delicious for them to enjoy.
In closing, say it with me “pickle push pins”. Love it!
I would want the magnets so I could hang recipes I want to try on my fridge!
I’d love the magnets to hang reminders & pictures on my magnetic bulletin board.
I would use it in my office to hang family pictures on my cork board.
I never have enough push pins to hang up all of the things I need/want to have hanging in my cubicle at work!
I’d pins pictures of my canning adventures to keep me motivated!
I’d pin pictures of my food. Whether they be jams, desserts or food they will look nice in my kitchen wall.
I love these! I have so many fruit and veggie things in my kitchen but I would hang the hot pads that my mother made for me. I have carrots and watermelons.
Oh, how adorable! I would use the push pins to hang my grocery list or to-do’s for the week.
i’d like to use them in my bare, sad office cubicle!
These are so cute! I would hang my summer garden plot spreadsheet and then my canning/pickling spreadsheet on my office board!
I would pin recipes on a magnet board I made out of a cookie sheet.
I’d definitely use them for hanging up photos and recipes on my fridge.
Cute! I’d pin a picture of my adorable daughter! g
What cute little sculptures! I noticed yesterday that I need more magnets to hold my fridge/freezer inventory on the door. My inventory is a little OCD but in a functional way. Otherwise you lose stuff in the back corners and it goes to waste!
I’d pin recipes to try, of course! It’s funny but we just cleaned off the fridge and are slowly adding things back as needed. These cute magnets would be a great addition.
to hold recipes on the fridge of course
Push pins will certainly come in handy for my kitchen bulletin board. Won;t loose a recipe of food list anymore.
OMG – these are adorable. I would use them for all the little recipe notecards I stick to the front of the fridge.
So many things! Recipes, soccer schedules, grocery list and a photo or two. They are very cute.
I’m always ripping recipes out of magazines or printing them off on the computer – I would use the pushpins to hang them up!
I’d use those cuties on my magnet board to post recipes of what is to come .
Thanks for offering these to us to get inspired!
These are so cute! I’d use them to pin up my coupons.
pictures of the grandkids
I have bulletin board in my kitchen that holds recipes and coupons and stuff.
I would hang my grocery list and kiddos artwork 🙂
I’m a well known home canner at work. I’d use them to spruce up my otherwise boring desk. I work as a radiography and really don’t have much room to display anything like some people have on their desks.
These are adorable!! I would use the magnets on my fridge alongside my eggplant and artichoke refrigerator magnets. I would use the pushpins on my cork board at work and smile all day long!
I’d use them in my kitchen to pin up pickling recipes.
my thumb drive with pantry inventory, recipes, and freezer inventory on my cork board
I’d hang a picture of one of my kiddos on the bulletin board over my desk. Or maybe a bit of inspiration cut from a magazine. The pins are super cute! 🙂
I would use one to hold up the calendar in my kitchen. The rest would be used throughout the house for various things.
I hang all kinds of ‘urgent’ things on my fridge, so magnets would be great. I think she should have made some pickled peppers…but then my last name is Pepper!
Things I don’t want to lose 🙂
These are cute’
I’d use the magnets to hang recipes on the stove hood while I’m using them – works like a charm!
I wish I still had the metal cabinets that the kitchen I am in came with. I would hang recipes right above my workspace with these!!! It would be adorable:-)
I have some trading cards of famous women I’d post up on my bulletin board.
These are adorable!
Would happily use these push pins on the old school cork board that needs a bit of improvement. These would do it.
These are so adroable!! I would hang my childrens art and a recipe in the kitchen with them!
How cute are these!!!! Love them! My hubby and I moved out to the country after becoming empty nesters. I’m teaching myself to garden, can, dehydrate and just grow things! I would love these for my kitchen!
I have so many friends across the country and the world. To their kids, I am “Aunt G”…my pins would hold up all of their artwork and their latest photos!
I would use magnets to put postcards on my fridge!
I’d love to pin a few favorite go to preserving recipes up and stand back and just oogle the cutest push pins ever!
I would hang my to – do lists and pictures of my kids! Thanks for the giveaway!
Hanging up pictures of my kids…and pictures BY my kids!!
I’m always looking for new things to hang up coupons with!
I would keep a few and the rest give as pressents with my canning items.
Although I have a bulletin board in my kitchen and would adore these, I would be giving them to my daughter, who in a school project for a business idea chose to do decorated thumb tacks. I have already sent her a text with the link attached. I don’t recall if they won but it was a question on the radio which I was able to call in the answer.
I just got my first real desk at work that is all my own. Previously I have had shared workspaces or jobs where I didn’t have a desk. I would use these pins to personalize the space and make it my own. I’d post works of art crafted by little hands, recipes, photos of culinary success, inspiration pics.
I would want to tack up recipes or notes for the week. I’m the one with the crazy work schedule, and the husband teaches night classes. I would love to be able to leave notes for plans for the week!
I would tack up our weekly dinner planner
They would be perfect to hang my weekly dinner menu!
I would love to add some much needed color to my class notes on my bulletin board with these!
I’d hang up my kids’ artwork!
I would pin the recipessential that I want to make next.
So cute! I’d love to put these up on my board with reciepes
on my fridge to hang the latest recipe I’ve ripped out of a newspaper or magazine
Inspirational ideas for “retro-vating” our just purchased mid century house, and preserving ideas for all of the fruit and nut trees on the property!
these are adorable!!!!!
these are adorable!!!!!!
Ohhh favorite often used recipes, coupons, shopping lists, the possibilities are endless!!! Love them 🙂
My calendar at work! (Bonus – shows off my love of canning!)
Random kitchen debris
Oh, cute. I’d magnet all my receipts to the fridge so they don’t get lost.
These are so cute! I would love to use these to hang photos in my kitchen.
My favorite homemade ice cream recipe.
So cute!! Definitely calls for a special bulletin board in the kitchen to pin untried recipes!!
Ohhhh! Adorable! I could hang some harder to remember recipes on the kitchen bulletin with them. love Love LOVE them!
Pics of the grandchildren!
These would add great color to my office bulletin board, where I hang photos.