Friday, 1 July 2016

How To: Super Easy-Peasy Disney Pin Collection Display


I am not a Disney pin collector! Let's just start this off by saying that. So obviously that means I'm no expert on how people store or display (or whatever) their collections. The pins I do have are special ones that I traditionally buy as mementos of each Disney trip or special events and will never, ever be put on a lanyard and traded :O!
As they are special to me, I wanted to create a better way to show them off in my house and ended up coming up with the simplest thing ever - the super inventive pin board! 
Here is a quick and easy step by step in case you fancy doing something similar.


You will need:
A Corkboard
Picture frame of your choice
Scissors / Craft knife
Pen / Pencil
Tape
And your pins!


1 // Remove the frame from the board. Uhhh, I know, the hardest of steps! 

2 // Hold on to your hats this one is even crazier - remove the glass from the photo frame :O

3 // Take the glass and use a pen/pencil to trace it onto the corkboard.


4 //  Beware! Use of sharp objects!! Cut around the lines you just drew.

5 // This is literally the most difficult part. I'm being serious. Push the rectangle of corkboard you just cut, into the photo frame omitting the glass (pop that into the glass recycling or something).

6 // Fix the frame backing back on and secure with tape. I suggest the tape as obviously the corkboard is thicker than the original glass and this will help keep the back tight.


Quick and easy wasn't an understatement eh? haha I'm pretty happy with it and it cost under £4.50 for the supplies, with enough left over to be able to make another two boards! That's like £1.50 for this one pin display - bargain.
Let me know what you think and if you have special pins how you display yours. :)


20 comments:

  1. I have quite a few pins (Disney and others) and this is how I store mine. I cheated a bit though and bought a corkboard with a frame because I'm lazy but isn't it such a great way to put them on display? I hated the idea of them just being stuck in a bag at the back of a cupboard

    Jess
    alrightblondie.com

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    1. I can imagine it must look pretty cool with loads! I didn't realize you could get corkboards with nice frames haha...that makes this post a bit of a waste lol.

      xo

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  2. What a cute way to display your pins!

    Renee | Life After Lux

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  3. Oh my gosh - I LOVE THIS! I have so many pins just sitting on a ribbon - I love this display much better

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    1. Thank you!! I can't believe I never thought of something so simple before!

      xo

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  4. Now I need to find a corkboard. I don't have a single Disney pin �� but I do collect old-odd pins and I needed something to display them. This just might work. Thank you ��

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    1. I'm not sure where you're from but here we have a store called B&M and I got a huge cork board for about £1.50! I'd love to see how yours looks if you do it!

      xo

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  5. Love this Danielle, and the finished project looks great! I've got a fair few RPSB wildlife pins so maybe I should do something with those to display them too. I love it when items like these can get a new lease of life through displays as I hate hiding things away too. Love it! - Tasha

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    1. Thank you!! Oooh you should do a blog post on them - I'd love to see them!

      xo

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  6. That's a really cute way of displaying them! Also... you have a lot of dvds, haha!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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    1. Thank you!! That's just half of my Disney dvds! haha I didn't think I had that many :P

      xo

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  7. How did you fasten your pins to the cork board? Just with tape?

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    1. I just pushed them in, like pins. And kept the backs in a safe place :)

      xo

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    2. Silly me I totally forgot that they were pins and I thought they had like safety pin backs! Anyway I'm just back from town and I got a frame and some cork so I'm going to try this and display my pins instead of having them hidden in a drawer! Thank you for the fab idea!

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    3. Oh awesome!! Send me a photo on twitter or facebook once it's done so I can see!! :)

      xo

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  8. I love Disney pins but I have resisted so far to buy any as I know once I get one I'll want a hundred! Yours look fab!

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    1. Yeah I have to stop myself buying them just for the sake of it as there are some real cute ones but they're expensive! I only get the ones of the year I went and hotel I stayed in. The flower one was a gift and the Mary Poppins one a memento from the show tour! :) Thank you!

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  9. Duuude, that's so simple yet pretty darn genius!

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    1. I dunno why I didnt just think of a cork board to begin with...ha

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