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DIY Glittered Push Pins

2013 January 21

Last week, after slipping into an extra long daydream whilst staring at the inspiration board hanging over my desk, I realized it was looking a bit drab. Why not change things up, paint my pins, and glitter them too? I’m all about DIY projects that use supplies I already have on hand. So I broke out a tube of black acrylic paint, a few shades of metallic glitter, and had myself a crafty afternoon. Here’s how simple it is to add a little sparkle to your inspiration board…


Clear push pins
Black acrylic paint
Small paint brush
A variety of metallic glitter
Pencils (for easy holding of push pins)

DIY-Glittered-Push-Pins-by-Freutcake-suppliesStep 1: Stick push pin into pencil eraser to hold.
Step 2: Rotating pencil, paint push pin black in one thin coat.

DIY-Glittered-Push-Pins-by-Freutcake-step-1-2Step 3: While paint is still wet, dip flat end of push pin into glitter.
Step 4: Place on paper towel to dry.

DIY-Glittered-Push-Pins-by-Freutcake-step-3-4Step 5: Use to add a bit of sparkle to your inspiration board!

DIY-Glittered-Push-Pins-by-Freutcake-2photos by Freutcake

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Leah Bergman

Editor at Freutcake
Designer, blogger, cocktail shaker. Classic with a bit of sparkle. Founder & Editor of Freutcake.

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23 Responses Post a comment
  1. January 21, 2013

    Such a subtle, yet incredible idea! I LOVE it. Will surely b doing this myself when I get my inspiration board up and running

    • freutcake permalink*
      January 23, 2013

      Thanks my sweet friend! I love subtle but sparkly. πŸ˜‰

  2. January 21, 2013

    How fun! I agree…subtle but a cute pop of fun! =)

    • freutcake permalink*
      January 23, 2013

      Thank you Chloe! πŸ™‚ It just enough to dress up a board.

  3. January 21, 2013

    I love this! Such a great idea

  4. January 21, 2013

    So cute–I love these! I totally want to make an inspiration board now!

    • freutcake permalink*
      January 23, 2013

      Yay! I’m glad my inspiration inspires yours!

  5. January 21, 2013

    This is a great idea to add a bit more accents to the mood board. Will try this out.


    • freutcake permalink*
      January 23, 2013

      Thanks Ana! It does add just a little something extra. πŸ˜‰

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    January 21, 2013


  7. January 21, 2013

    i’m a new reader and am having so much fun going through you archives! just wanted to say “hi” and “i love your blog.”

    so, hi! i love your blog!

    • freutcake permalink*
      January 23, 2013

      Hi Ellen…welcome! I’m so glad you found my site and that you have been enjoying reading it. xo Please come back soon and often!

  8. January 21, 2013

    Cool idea Leah! I recently did this except I bought little jewels to put on the ends of the pins. So easy and so pretty!

    • freutcake permalink*
      January 23, 2013

      Ooh! That sounds like a great idea! Very sparkly. πŸ™‚

  9. January 21, 2013

    I so love this idea! Can’t wait to try it out!

    • freutcake permalink*
      January 23, 2013

      Thank you Elle! Have fun making these. πŸ™‚

  10. January 21, 2013

    this is freaking genius!!!

    • freutcake permalink*
      January 23, 2013

      Ha! Thanks Christin. You are amazing.

  11. January 22, 2013

    I love this!!! Now such a fan of your blog. Just found you via instagram! I hope to bring fun things like this to the blog I just started!

    • freutcake permalink*
      January 23, 2013

      How fun! I’m so glad you found my blog…via Instagram! Good luck with your new blog, I’m off to check it out now.

  12. January 25, 2013

    I’m a big, big fan girl! I bet the pins would look equally as lovely painted white with silver glitter too πŸ™‚

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