The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Handmade Push Pins

Monday, July 16, 2012

Handmade Push Pins

Did you see the mini tutorial for the easy-to-make cabochon push pins that I posted last week?

They were such a hit that I decided to come up with a few more ideas for making unique push pins...
  Here are the cabochon push pins that I made last week...

And here are a few more cabochon push pins...
Directions: Resin cabochons glued onto thumb tacks with an industrial strength glue make beautiful push pins for any cork board.
(You can make your own cabochons or just purchase some.)

More Fun Ideas...
Directions: Simply use industrial strength glue (E-6000) to adhere thumb tacks onto buttons.  So easy and cute!  Use a paper towel to dab off any excess glue that may seep through the holes in the buttons.

Directions: Instead of buttons, adhere animal beads to tacks.  These would be great to use for a cork board in a child's room to hang up their artwork.

Directions: Dip the top of a tack into craft glue and then into a pile of glitter.  Gently shake off the excess glitter and allow the glue to dry.  Once it dries, you'll have sparkly push pins that will add the perfect touch of glitz to your cork board.

Directions: With industrial strength glue adhere fabric covered buttons to thumb tacks.  I had to first bend the back loop of the button down in order to adhere the tack.

Don't know how to make fabric covered buttons?
Look for that tutorial on Thursday!
Have your own push pin ideas?
I'd love to hear them!

Happy Crafting!


  1. nice collection, i love that minty little sea turtle!

    i hope you will share at Get Your Craft On with the Gilded hare:

    have a good day!

  2. Very cute! Hey- I recognize some of that fabric!

    1. Yes, it is some of the beautiful fabric that you sent me. :) I love the headband and bows you made too. You will probably see the headband from time to time on my sweet girl. :) Hope you are well, friend.

  3. Wow, those glittered pins are soooo cute. I think I'm going to have to drop everything right now and make some. :D Thanks for the idea!

  4. I love that you posted about this. Whenever I am in need of pushpins, I think I will just get plain ones and glue something cute on top, but then I don't do it. I discovered upholstery tacks some time ago so I use those. Yours are so much cuter. I think I am inspired to stop using upholstery tacks and do the right thing- make cuter pushpins of my own! Thanks for sharing.

  5. How adorable. I just wrote up a button pushpin post and I was thinking those looked good BUT I love how you used the animals and the cabochons. You must have the cutest cork boards :). Really great ideas. If I am going to look like I am following in your footsteps with my post, I am happy to follow in such stylish footsteps :) Job well done!

  6. These are all soo stinkin adorable.. but really I just adore the little animals ones and the fabric button pins (can't wait to make some!)
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  7. Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional! You've been featured and pinned. Head over and see for yourself!

  8. I followed your tutorial and linked over to it today on my blog! If you'd like to see, it's here:


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