As with the vast majority of my projects lately, this one was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest. I thought this thumbtack wall design was just about the coolest thing ever, and wanted to make a housewarming gift for my little sister based on the idea. Since I figured she wouldn’t like it much if I went over and put 1000 tiny holes in the walls of her new apartment, I decided to make a smaller framed version.
I bought a large, cheap frame at Michaels and took out the glass. I then measured a piece of foam board to fit the frame.
Next I sketched out the design lightly in pencil.
Finally, I started pinning. This will do a number on your fingers! They were sore for days. Plus, I ended up not liking the original design and started over, and the process of taking OUT the pins was even worse!!
But I think the end result is pretty cool! It took about 500-600 thumbtacks, which I bought at the dollar store is packages of 300. Buy about twice what you think you’ll need. I had to go back a few times because I ran out!
I was pretty happy with the finished product, and my sister loved it! We’re going to use it as the focal point of a gallery wall in her new place.
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