Paper-Crafted Thumbtacks

Holly blog shot Paper Crafted Thumbtacks

Holly Anderson

Good morning, lovely readers! Remember my Cute and Crafty Cubicle post? I appreciated all of your helpful ideas for what else I can do! I have also been pondering about what other things I could do with my cubicle to make it more fun.

The other day, I pinned a picture of a real pinboard on my Pinterest. It showed several different paper scraps and photos pinned in a nice collage on a wall, and I thought it would be ideal for my work space.

But I wanted to make it my own too, so I went to the store and bought some thumbtacks with the intention of covering them with leftover patterned paper from my zigzag wall so it would match.

It’s easy! All you need is a little Mod Podge! Just cut a little circle out of your patterned paper and brush some Mod Podge on the top of the thumbtack.

6936890734 d0c2499ec7 Paper Crafted ThumbtacksThen firmly press together for a minute or two until the Mod Podge sets. (I used the base of my palm so the paper would stick to the edges as well.) Next, file down the edges with an emery board. Lastly, brush some more Mod Podge on the top of the tack and let it dry.

7082981239 f16c29c655 Paper Crafted ThumbtacksVoilà! Matching tacks, and now I can make my pinboard.

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I’ll be sharing more with you in the future, but that’s all I have for now! How would you like to win some patterned paper yourself? Comment below for your chance to win a random selection of patterned paper! All comments must be received by Wednesday, April 18th at 5 pm MDT.

Thanks for checking in, and have a great day!

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143 Responses to Paper-Crafted Thumbtacks

  1. Katie B. says:

    Cute idea! Could look so different with different papers! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

  2. Mimi says:

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. indy says:

    FANtastic idea!!!

  4. stampnk says:

    These are just adorable! Thanks for the tip!

  5. bzyPTmom says:

    Very cute idea–thanks for sharing. I’m definitely looking at those tacks in a different light!

  6. Jenny Kozar says:

    Cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Bethany Becker says:

    What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Pai says:

    how creative!

  9. Donna Polley says:

    I pinned your idea!! A must try!

  10. Amber R. says:

    This is a very cute idea! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

  11. Brenda Lubrant says:

    What a cool and clever idea. Thank you for sharing with us. I will defintely try this.

  12. Cheryl says:

    Very fun! Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win.

  13. Susan says:

    Thanks for this great mini-tutorial! I would love to win some paper!

  14. agnes says:

    what a great idea! i wonder if we can do that with regular buttons. as a matter of fact i will give that a try. :)

  15. Barbara A. says:

    Hey…..that’s a neat idea! Love it!!! Thanks for sharing with us all!

  16. Carol B says:

    Cute idea for spicing up boring tacks!

    Carol B

  17. Goat Girl says:

    What a cute idea and so easy to try! Thanks!!!

  18. Sav O'G says:

    What a great idea! I would looooove to win some patterned paper! FAB giveaway:) THANKS for the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  19. Mrs. Hill says:

    Wow, what a way to customize your cubicle or message board. Or a memory board… kids’ chore board… Lots of ideas! :)

  20. Leanne S says:

    They look cute. Thanks for sharing.

  21. What a fun and cute idea! The thumbtacks look so pretty! I’ll definitely have to try this!

  22. maria f. says:

    Clever girl! Who wouldn’t want a chance to win some PP? Thanks.

  23. ava says:

    ok, those thumb tacks are cute. and yes i hope to make some of those!!

  24. yvonne says:

    Very cute!

  25. Lisa Norstrom says:

    Cute idea! Gotta pick up some Mod Podge!!!

  26. what a super fun idea…love it..thanks for sharing.

  27. Angie Hall says:

    Such a clever idea, Holly. Great way to make the pin board “all yours”. Thanks for a chance to win.

  28. Dreama says:

    Great way to personalize!

  29. Carmen says:

    Cute idea – you could do a themed set of tacks for a small gift!

  30. So fun! I actually just did this very same project but with fabric. Love it!

  31. Maria Matter says:

    this is such a fun idea! thanks for sharing!!

  32. Barbara says:

    Very cute way to dress up a bulletin board!

  33. Julie Hallqvist says:

    Easy and fun

  34. Debbie L says:

    I love the idea – I have a puzzle-piece shaped corkboard at work with my 3 cats pics — I’ll use my animal themed papers to try this! thank you

  35. Lynda says:

    I’d like to win some paper – I don’t think I can ever get enough of it!

  36. Ange says:

    Fun! And fabulous!

  37. Lisa P says:

    I love this idea! Fun for a page.

  38. Jennifer says:

    Great idea! I love it when everything matches and this is so easy to do! Thanks for sharing! =)

  39. Peggy B says:

    Such a neat idea for using those little scraps! Thanks for sharing!

  40. Amy Jones #8546 says:

    This is a really neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

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