5 Minute DIY | Flower Thumb Tacks

Introducing "5 Minute DIYs"! As I mentioned yesterday, I'm so excited to launch this new series on the blog today. In addition to my regular tutorials, these are meant to be quick DIY pick-me-up projects for those of us that may not always have the time to dedicate to crafting.

I love today's project, because I actually use these on a daily basis! Adding flowers to boring old thumb tacks is such a fun way to add a pop of color and jazz up a bulletin board you may have at home or the office. Great for decorating kids rooms too. Plus, you'll always have blooming flowers to look at regardless of the weather outside!


Materials:
• Small artificial flowers
Thumb tacks
• Glue gun
• Scissors 

Steps:
• Cut the stems off the artificial flowers. If the center of the flower falls off, glue it back onto the flower.
•  Hot glue the back of each flower to the top of a thumb tack. Press firmly until dry.
• Pin them to your board. Tip: When pulling off the pins, pull by the base of the thumb tack and not the flower to avoid it from breaking apart over time.





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21 comments:

  1. OMG this is so smart and pretty!!

    Lila&Sirena

    lilasirena.blogpost.com

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  2. So so cute! I love it! Perfect for my corkboard!
    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  3. The pins are cute! Love the layout.
    I need to figure out how to label photos like that.
    saintsalvage.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the idea.......very clever. :)

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  5. This is adorable! Great idea.

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  6. So cute and nice way to dress your inspiration board! Love fast but fun DIYs. Have a lovely weekend

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  7. simple but pretty:)

    Magda
    http://handmadeowo.blogspot.com/

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  8. Such a cute idea, my studio walls are covered in pins and this would make such a difference!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Gemma typically.pretty.english

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  9. omg, what a great idea ! and so simple !
    thanks a lot ;)

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  10. So simple yet so lovely! Really liked this idea

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  11. These are so much prettier than the oversized plastic tacks I use right now. My corkboard will look so much nicer now. :)

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  12. We are in love with the Easy-To-Do projects!
    And this is really nice!
    Giu&Si

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  13. This is a brilliant thumbtack makeover. My cork board won't look plain boring with flower-tacks in it! Sp pretty and creative!

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  14. Will the glue hold?
    My experience is that this type of glue doesn't stick well to metal :-/

    Did anyone try this DIY?

    /Frida

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    1. Hi Frida! The hot glue definitely holds, but you just have to be a little careful when pulling the pins off your cork board. I recommend pulling them out from the base of the pin and not the flower itself. Good luck!
      - Natalie

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  15. Anonymous6/19/2013

    going to do that,i love your site,tying to do some of the things here you have posted on here,like the tacks with the flowers,thats so adorable,n i love the diy crafts,thanks for sharing.!!!!!

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  16. This is so cute! Where did you get your mini flowers? They're very pretty :)

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    1. Hi Donna! I got them from Michaels Arts & Craft store. I picked them off of long stemmed silk flowers.

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    2. Ooo okay great! I love any excuses to go to Michaels haha

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