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Soldered Domino Sugar Skull Pins

Dominoes are easy to use in craft projects – affordable and plentiful. Patrick and I used up a whole box to make a collection of sugar skull pins that we can either sell or gift to friends. My inspiration came from seeing different ways people are creating pins, so and thought I’d join in the fun.

In order to give the dominoes a bit of heft, I soldered around the edges. Patrick and I used permanent paint markers to decorate them, then soldered them with my Bernzomatic ST500: 3 in 1 Micro Torch for my monthly Bernzomatic Torchbearer project! 

Supplies to make soldered domino sugar skull pins

Bernzomatic ST500: 3 in 1 Micro Torch

Bernzomatic Lead-Free Solder Wire & Flux

Copper tape, burnishing tool




Permanent markers or paint pens


Use the marker to draw your designs on the dominoes! Use fine tip pens because the dominoes are kinda small. You’ll have better results. If you use acrylic paint, you’ll need to seal them down with gloss varnish or even resin.

Patrick’s designs are always so cool!

Apply copper tape around the dominoes. And then burnish them so the tape is flush with the surface.

Next, use a brush to apply flux around the tape.

Follow the manufacturer directions on the package. You need to wear gloves and goggles for safety. Then make sure your tool is filled with butane. Press down on the lever to ignite the torch, and then press the safety latch for a continuous flame. You won’t be able to see the flame because it’s inside the casing, but there is a vent hole. Make sure it’s pointed away from you.

Touch the torch to the solder wire until it melts and then drag it along the surface of the copper tape. I also like to use clips to hold the domino in place!

Work your way around the top of the domino, and then the sides until it is completely covered. Let cool, then add the pin back with extra strength adhesive. These came out so cool, I love them!

I hope this project inspires you to try a Bernzomatic ST500: 3 in 1 Micro Torch, it comes in handy for so many projects. From food to crafts to repairs. We now have three of them in the house!

From the Bernzomatic site:“Find Your Fire. There’s a fire in each of us. Waiting to ignite. We believe in carrying the torch ignited by our founder in 1876—whose quality craftsmanship and progressive mindset are what blazed the trail that got us here today. We believe in awakening the innovators in all of us—inspiring a culture of creators who can break boundaries, mark new territory and go where no flame has burned before. We believe in empowering those who’ve found their flame and dare to follow it. Because the ones who do are the catalysts of bold transformations that redefine the limits of what we can achieve.   We believe in our fire and in your fire. It’s time to ignite.”Thanks so much for checking out my project!

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Bernzomatic. All ideas, opinions, and the excitement to work with this new art genre are 100% my own.

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3 thoughts on “Soldered Domino Sugar Skull Pins”

  1. I love these! I have been wanting to try soldering pendants for so long and now you’ve given me an easy to follow tutorial, Amiga. Thanks so much!

  2. Also just a note. The links for the torch and the solder don’t seem to be working if you’d like to check on that.


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