Make an Inspiration Board & Custom Thumbtacks

Do you have an old large frame hanging around? Well you have the makings of a spectacular bulletin board or inspiration / vision board!  It's very simple to put together and what makes it even more nifty is the custom thumbtacks we show you how to make. Use it for a family center, notice board or an idea board where you place things that inspire you! blank630x20

Here’s how you can make an inspiration board and custom thumbtacks from an old frame! This bulletin board is perfect for Vision or Dream Boards! I placed mine in my craft room.

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Supplies

  • Old large frame
  • Thick cardboard or foam board
  • Material to cover the board
  • Spray paint of choice
  • Flat steel thumbtacks
  • Tiny objects of choice for thumbtacks i.e. buttons, beads etc.

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Inspiration Board & Custom Thumbtacks Directions

I had this old large wooden frame that a previous owner had left in our attic. It needed a little gluing. For the bulletin board part you need thick cardboard or a nice piece of foam board. You then cover it with some fabric of your choice and staple it into the frame.

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Custom thumbtacks are fun and easy to make! Just grab some steel thumbtacks and glue them onto the back of any tiny objects you like! You can see the specifics about every object I used for mine below!DIY Custom Thumbtacksblank630x20You won't believe how EASY it is to make custom thumbtacks! Plus, if  you have an old large frame hanging around you have the makings of a spectacular bulletin board or inspiration board!  It's very simple to put together and what makes it even more nifty is it's the perfect place for your custom thumbtacks!  Use it for a family center, notice board or an idea board where you place things that inspire you! blank630x20Do you have an old large frame hanging around? Well you have the makings of a spectacular bulletin board or inspiration / vision board!  It's very simple to put together and what makes it even more nifty is the custom thumbtacks we show you how to make. Use it for a family center, notice board or an idea board where you place things that inspire you!blank630x20DIY Bulletin Board and Custom Thumbtacks 17blank630x20DIY Bulletin Board and Custom Thumbtacks 18blank630x20DIY Bulletin Board and Custom Thumbtacks 19blank630x20DIY Bulletin Board and Custom Thumbtacks 20blank630x20DIY Bulletin Board and Custom Thumbtacks 21blank630x20Do you have an old large frame hanging around? Well you have the makings of a spectacular bulletin board or inspiration / vision board!  It's very simple to put together and what makes it even more nifty is the custom thumbtacks we show you how to make. Use it for a family center, notice board or an idea board where you place things that inspire you!blank630x20  Do you have an old large frame hanging around? Well you have the makings of a spectacular bulletin board or inspiration / vision board!  It's very simple to put together and what makes it even more nifty is the custom thumbtacks we show you how to make. Use it for a family center, notice board or an idea board where you place things that inspire you!

6 Comments

  1. I love those custom thumbtacks! Oh and I have to say, I’m pretty jealous of your craft room;) Thank you for linking up on the #HomeMattersParty linky. I hope you will come back and link up again.

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    1. Nancy Author

      Thanks Sonja. I’m actually releasing a post in the next month or so on my full craft room as I just redid it. Its very tiny and crammed in with my washer and dryer but I used what I had to make the most of the space! Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting. Ü

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  2. Love your thumbtack ideas! It’s so much fun creating new & unique thumb tacks! I recently made DIY push pins by cutting those little plastic toy animals in half, painting them and gluing them to thumb tacks:
    engineermommy.com/2015/diy-plastic-animal-push-pins/

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  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this wonderful idea at my Grandma Ideas Sharing time link party! I absolutely love it. I want to make a flock of those thumbtacks. I so appreciate your participation at my link party. I hope you’ll be a regular contributor.

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