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Turn Your Pin Collection Into a Work of Art

Mar 10, 2016

by Amanda Kingloff

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As any accessories lover knows, once you start collecting enamel pins, it’s nearly impossible to stop. But when your collection outgrows the lapel of your denim jacket, it’s a shame not to find another way to show them off. The good news? There’s always space on the wall – especially for a bright, upcycled display that complements your decor.

This DIY solution is easy to execute and offers endless possibilities for customization: Choose a frame size that fits your collection, and a paint color that suits your style. The best part is that this project couldn’t be easier – you might even already have the materials you need stashed in your craft cabinet.

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You will need:

  • Picture frame
  • Spray paint
  • Cork placemats
  • Utility knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cardboard
1-PINBOARD

Step 1: Remove the frame backing and glass from your frame. Spray paint the frame in a well-ventilated area. Let dry completely.

2-PINBOARD

Step 2: Trace the frame backing onto the cork placemat and use a utility knife to cut along the lines.

3-PINBOARD

Step 3: Hot glue the cork to the cardboard and place the whole thing inside the frame.

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Now it’s ready to display your pins!

All photographs by Amanda Kingloff.

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