DIY Pretty Thumbtacks!

TURN YOUR PLAIN THUMBTACKS INTO GLAMOROUS ONES IN JUST A FEW MINUTES!

EASY, QUICK, PRETTY!

pretty thumbtacks

This was such a fun and easy project, and I love how glitzy my bulletin board near my computer area looks with this extra little touch! I love the color blush, so when I saw these self-adhesive blush-colored pearls at Michaels Arts & Crafts store, I grabbed them and knew I’d figure out something fun and pretty to do with them! They had been sitting on my computer desk for a week, and my bulletin board is right next to my desk….I finally put two-and-two together and came up with these glamorous pretty thumbtacks!

pretty thumbtacks

Amazon has self-adhesive pearls like THESE in white, but I prefer these blush ones – what about you??

HOW TO MAKE PRETTY THUMBTACKS

The first thing I did to start making these pretty thumbtacks was to collect my old thumbtacks — I had a combination of plastic covered and all-metal, and I’ll tell you don’t bother with plastic! The metal were much easier to work with!

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The next thing I did was paint the tops of my thumbtacks so that if some of the thumbtack showed, the color would be the same. This was really easy! pretty thumbtacks

An easy way to get these to stand up to dry (& to paint the edges without touching them) is to stick them into something — I had a roll of masking tape nearby, so that’s what I used! 🙂

pretty thumbtacks

When the thumbtacks were dry, I simply stuck the self-adhesive pearls onto them in different arrangements, since I had a variety of sizes. Ta-da! So pretty!!

pretty thumbtacks

I love how my pretty thumbtacks make my bulletin board look so much more “my style” now! And it was so easy!

pretty thumbtacks

pretty thumbtacks

 

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