Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Scrabble thumb tacks.

I had an old pinboard lying around. It wasn't very aesthically pleasing so I painted the frame blue and reupholstered it with some beautiful toile fabric that my bestie gave me. However when I added the thumb tacks, they just didn't look right so I decided to make them a little more exciting. 
I had some thrifted scrabble pieces left over after making a guest room display , fridge magnets and labels around the house which seemed just perfect for my next project.

+ 1 glue gun.

Simply glue the scrabble pieces to the the thumb tacks and voila, they look much more appealing.
The scrabble pieces somewhat blend into the background but that's better than thumb tacks standing out.
Now I just need to find some adorable pictures and inspirational quotes to pin all over this board.
Lisa x


  1. Such a fantastic idea - now the pins are decorative as well as functional!

  2. Cute!I want to make some scrabble magnets :-)

  3. Love your idea of the scrabble tacks on our pretty new board!
    Happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

  4. Super cute idea! Like your other commenter, now I want to make scrabble magnets.... :)

  5. Great idea! Glad I found your blog! Thrifters gotta stick together haha.
    xo sandra
    I'm starting a thrift score link party soon! I'd love for you to link up!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. I have signed up on your blog and look forward to being part of your link parties :)
      Lisa x

  6. Looks awesome!! Visiting from Wonderful Wednesday link up. Following via GFC. Looking forward to following your blog! You can find me over at www.dalaynadillon.blogspot.com.

  7. New follower from Wonderful Wednesdays. I love being thrify and I love the scrabble tacks, they really pop against the fabric.

  8. Thanks so much for linking up with us for Wonderful Wednesday! Have a great week and hope to see you next time :)

    Rachel (co-host)