Fabric Covered Push Pins

May 11, 2010

fabric covered push pins  
I love my new Idea Board, but I just wasn’t crazy about my plain push pins.   Digging in the back of my sewing machine drawer, I discovered a  Button Cover Kit.  Just what I needed to add a little color to my board.   So I grabbed some more scraps from my stash,  my plain thumbtacks and got started.
Make Fabric Covered Push Pins 
Using the template on the back of the package, I cut small circles of fabric.
Cut Fabric Circles
I used a pair of pliers to pull off the hook thingy on the back of the buttons.  They were easy to pull off. 
Button Cover Parts

The instructions on the package were easy to follow.Making Button Covers
Voila!  Instant button covers!
Fabric Button Covers
Then I just used a dab of hot glue to attach a plain thumb tack.
FAbric Covered Push Pins  
They add a happy pop of color!  Fabric Covered Push Pins

Linking up the following great blogs:
A Soft Place to Land
Tip Junkie
Blue Cricket Designs
The Shabby Chic Cottage


  1. Love this, Carolyn! I may have to "steal" this idea {oh, alright, I'm printing it out for my binder}. This would be a great project for all those scraps of fabric I challenged myself to use up!

  2. what a cute and fun project
    I am sure it would look really awesome on your Idea board.
    Thanks for stopping by


  3. I was just looking at those fabric button making things yesterday at Walmart. What a great project. The push pins add such a punch of color to the cork-board. Thanks for sharing! I'm visiting from Tip junkie.

  4. Such a good idea! I'm totally doing this!

  5. Love this... too cute to match ANy room!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!


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