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)
Step 1: Stick push pin into pencil eraser to hold.
Step 2: Rotating pencil, paint push pin black in one thin coat.
Step 3: While paint is still wet, dip flat end of push pin into glitter.
Step 4: Place on paper towel to dry.
Step 5: Use to add a bit of sparkle to your inspiration board!
photos by Freutcake
jacquelyn | lark&linen says
Such a subtle, yet incredible idea! I LOVE it. Will surely b doing this myself when I get my inspiration board up and running
Thanks my sweet friend! I love subtle but sparkly. 😉
Chloe Moon says
How fun! I agree...subtle but a cute pop of fun! =)
Thank you Chloe! 🙂 It just enough to dress up a board.
I love this! Such a great idea
So cute–I love these! I totally want to make an inspiration board now!
Yay! I'm glad my inspiration inspires yours!
This is a great idea to add a bit more accents to the mood board. Will try this out.
Thanks Ana! It does add just a little something extra. 😉
Thanks Amanda! xo
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so, hi! i love your blog!
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!
Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says
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!
Ooh! That sounds like a great idea! Very sparkly. 🙂
Elle Vagianos says
I so love this idea! Can't wait to try it out!
Thank you Elle! Have fun making these. 🙂
this is freaking genius!!!
Ha! Thanks Christin. You are amazing.
Cortney W. says
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!
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.
I'm a big, big fan girl! I bet the pins would look equally as lovely painted white with silver glitter too 🙂