Sunday, December 12, 2010
I've had several inquiries about making rusty bells and pins...so here you go. There are lots of different techniques out there, but this seems to be the least volatile. It is easily made with items from your cupboard and easily disposed of.
1. Put your bells/pins in a large glass jar (I use a 1/2 gallon size mason jar.) Do not fill more than halfway. Pour in regular household bleach to cover. Let sit at least 24 hours. Discard bleach down any drain.
2. Cover bells/pins with apple cider vinegar and a good dose of salt (a couple Tbsp.) Let sit for at least 24 hours. Discard cider down any drain. Allow to air dry at least 24 hours. For the air-drying, I used an old pizza box with a few layers of newspaper.
There you go. Happy Rusting!