Takesoffs and Landings

Finishing a batch of miniature airplane map marking pins

Finishing some silver airplane map marking pins

We have been waiting for months (literally) to get these Miniature Airplane Map Marking Pushpins up for sale. We had some briefly in the fall but have been fiddling with them to make them better.  We now make the planes here at the studio, and then fashion them into map marking pins.  We are constantly improving the process to make them more durable.  It doesn’t matter what colour we try, they look AMAZING!  Today we’re testing out a new UV lamp so we’re not slaves to the sun in the grey winter.  UV Light is needed to cure the resin used to make the planes.

White airplane map marking pins

White plane pins

The pins were originally created as part of a gift for someone.  We’d made a custom travel map, but were not loving any map marking pins we found.  So we made some pins ourselves.  She got cowgirl boots, he got planes, perfect.  And then they lost all of them.  Cool, but we’d printed the legend on the map and it didn’t really work without them.  We’ve become makers of something new, helped by a local artist who created our sweet little silicone molds.

They’re super tiny, the planes themselves are less then 10mm x 10mm, and available in any colour you desire.  We’ve even started selling the maps to go with them.  The map is mounted on cork and batting and framed in your choice of colours.

Available in our Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ButterpotDesigns?section_id=11866914&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2


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