Friday, September 7, 2012

The Domino Effect

According to Wikipedia the domino effect is a chain reaction that occurs when a small change causes a similar change nearby, which then will cause another similar change, and so on in linear sequence. The term is best known as a mechanical effect, and is used as analogy to a falling row of dominoes. It typically refers to a linked sequence of events where the time between successive events is relatively small.

A few weeks ago I made 4 domino pins and gave them away to some co-worker friends I hadn't seen in a while when we got together for lunch. They all seem to like my little gift and I really enjoyed making the pins and giving them away. Photos of my first domino pins are in my previous post. The mini set of dominoes came in a pack of 28.  I made more pins with the remaining 24 dominoes.

A week later my husband and I had lunch with another group of our friends. I wanted to give the ladies in our group one of my pins but I had a hard time deciding which of the 24 pins to choose for each of my friends.  I place all 24 of the pins in a cigar box then I decorated 4 match boxes to take along to our get together.  While we waited for our food to arrive at the table during our lunch I gave each of the ladies an empty but pretty match box. I told them that they could choose one of the pins to put in their box. They passed the box around the table and each one picked out a pin that they liked. I discovered I would have only chose one correctly.  They were delighted with the gifts and all of them elected to wear the pins immediately and slip the gift boxes into their handbags.  

I took the remaining 20 pins to a family gathering last week. There are 12 pins left.  I'm sure I'll give more away and I just might put a few in my Etsy shop. 

Oh, I bought the mini domino set at the dollar store. I did make a trip back to the store and purchased two more sets. I'm going to make more pins and I have some other ideas for what to do with dominoes besides game playing.

I'm going to share this post with my Pink Saturday Pals. If you haven't already please hop over to visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound, our Pink Saturday hostess, and say hello and check out all the amazing blog links at her party.  Click here!

The flower decorations on the boxes are the paper bag flowers I made a few weeks ago and shared in a previous post. 

 Some  of the images and backgrounds are from Dezinaworld ,  Gecko Galz  and Lisa's Altered Art
If I missed anyone please let me know, I like to give credit. 


  1. Wow! Linda. These are both amazing & beautiful.
    Have a beautiful weekend.

    GIVEAWAY ends 9/9

    TTFN ~

  2. Linda
    These are just too fabulous I also cannot take my eyes off those flowers.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  3. You've done a wonderful job! Your friends must have been totally thrilled - and to be given a choice, too? Giftie HEAVEN. Happy Pink Saturday!

  4. Hey Linda, Terri from MorningDewdrops. It's been a while. Love your style of pins and I'm gonna take a look at that paperbag flower post. Following you on Pinterest. Happy PS. Take a look at my Neon Green & Pink Avatar over there. You'll like the story. Like my new FB page if you want. LOL Blessings Terri

  5. Those are neat. I never had a pin, but a blogger sent me a necklace with a pretty domino on it.

  6. Those are gorgeous!

    PINK reminds is my entry.
    Have a great weekend!

  7. I loved the paper bag flower tutorial, and still plan on making some. Now your pins are making me want to go buy some dominos! Thank you SO MUCH for the inspiration!
    Erica :)

  8. I love this story! Now I'm going to look for dominos the next time I go to the Dollar Store! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Look at all those details. WOW!!!! I am mesmerized, really. I need a tutorial for that domino. ;) Gosh, I have so many TO-DO's on my creativity list. Thanks pal. :) The match boxes, do you purchase them online or at a particular art store? I never see those and have been meaning to take them for a test drive too.
    Your friends DO know how blessed they are to know you, don't they? If not, send them my way and I'll make sure to tell them. :)
    Have a lovely Sunday, Linda.
    Happy pinks!

    PS-The second bunny took a leave of absence until next spring. ;)

  10. You are so sweet! Your friends are so lucky to have a friend like you! I love the attention to detail with each of your pins!



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