DIY Colorful Push Pins

BY Wita | 19/02/2013 | Creative Life
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DIY Colorful Push Pins by Design is Yay!

I’m so happy I’m able to do another DIY post. To be honest, I’m not a DIY person. I hate sewing, I hate cutting small objects, I’m impatient and messy. I love art and design, but unfortunately I hate crafts. However, I like certain DIY crafts which involve drawing or painting. So as long as there are not much sewing and cutting detailed objects, I’m cool with it!

I recently transformed one of my extra bedroom into my personal home office. I’m going to post about it when it’s ready. At the moment it’s still looking kind of plain. I put up this big and beautiful vision board by Kikki.K, and some push pins to pin stuff on it. However, I don’t like the boring office look of the push pins. So I decided to color them pretty. If you would like to do this for yourself, let me show you how!

DIY Colorful Push Pins by Design is Yay!

DIY Colorful Push Pins by Design is Yay!

So basically, the purpose of the unused box is to hold the pins so that they are facing up. You will get some paints on the box, so make sure it’s not a precious box you would want to keep.

You can also use nail polish instead of acrylic paints. I, however, am not a big nail polish user. I only use navy blue or black polishes, therefore I don’t have many color to choose from. The acrylic paint I’m using is Chromacyrl Students’ Acrylic, which only cost me AUD 3.25 for each 75 ml tube.

I painted the base all white. You might need to do 3-4 coats to get solid color (or probably because I’m using cheap paint? Idk), and it’s better to do one way stroke painting (from left to right only or vice versa) than to do free strokes. I hope you get what I mean? Haha… Can anyone tell me the better way to explain that in english?

Also, for the black color, I used Black Copic Marker (you can also use Sharpie) because I don’t have black acrylic paints, and I think Markers are easier to draw with.

DIY Colorful Push Pins by Design is Yay!

TA-DA! Instant cuteness on my vision board :) Hope you like what I’ve shown you!

DIY Colorful Push Pins by Design is Yay!