Revamped Picture Frames DIY: push pin bonus

Revamped Picture Frame Tutorial:
Cork Board with {Funky} Push Pins

Apparently I got a crafty bug this weekend.
At first this started out as just another cork board frame revamp…but then I threw together an extra element at the last minute that I think gives this project some extra charm–funky push pins made from earring backings.
Scroll down for the tutorial:

Let’s Get Started
Supplies Needed:
Frames in need of a good revamp
Cork Board
Spray Paint in the colors of your choice
Plain Earring backings (available at Joanns in the jewelry supply section)
Here are my frames before the revamp:
This one isn’t so bad the way it is, but it was a little too white for me.
And this is a dollar store plastic gray frame–definitely in need of some TLC.
Step {One}:

I selected an antique white paint and a satin black semi-gloss.  Wait for them to dry completely, before moving to step two. **Note: Apparently the spray paint I selected was not super compatible with my plastic frame.  I had to apply three coats, so keep that in mind if you are using a plastic frame.
Step {Two}:

I had a little extra room in between the cork board and the back of the frame, and so the cork board wouldn’t collapse, I added some extra cork scraps to fill in the space.

Step {Three}:
Now add your favorite picture and you’re done.
This project would also be super cute in your kitchen with your favorite recipe pinned to it.
And now my favorite–the plastic frame and funky buttons:
BONUS Mini Tutorial:
So, I wanted to include some pins with my cork board, but I checked every drawer in my house and couldn’t find a single one.  Instead I found my jar of extra buttons and beads, and some earring backings. So I busted out my glue gun and made some use of the dusty buttons.
Now you have some unique and anthropologie-esk pins for your new cork board.
Happy Crafting!

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I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. Embellished Bayou says:

    Love these! That dollar store frame looks fab now, and those push pins are awesome!! Good job!

  2. BaldyLocks says:

    That's a pretty cool project πŸ™‚

    -WallCandy on Etsy

  3. Bonnie @ House of Grace says:

    Hi, following you from Frugal Family. Cute frames. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. I can't wait to see what else you do.

  4. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Very cute! I'm loving that big chunky plastic frame. Came out amazing! Great push pins, too. I love an eclectic collection!

    – Michele

  5. Love Stitched says:

    love this Ash….I will feature them once I am back up and running in blogging land πŸ™‚


  6. These are so pretty. I want all those push pins!

  7. My push pins are boring… those are full of life! Great ideas πŸ™‚ Lovely blog too πŸ™‚

  8. Samantha says:

    Nice work. I have tons of pins that need a place to land. Great idea.

  9. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says:

    Loving those push pins!!

  10. Allison @ House of Hepworths says:

    I love these and I'm totally going to copy you. Thanks!!

  11. Andy Porter says:

    I love the transformations and the push pins are to die for!! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats!!



  12. Jessica Hills says:

    I love those! Those frames are stunning. Thanks for posting on Favorite THings Friday!

  13. Wendy @ The Shabby Nest says:

    They look great!

  14. Jenn Miyamoto says:

    You did an AWESOME job! I especially love the black one…so classy!

  15. Red Door Home says:

    Love the push pins! So clever.

  16. CrystaL* says:

    This is awesome! I have had this idea for a while to with some great frames I have. This is just the encouragement I need to get to this project.

    I love your pins by the way that is so fun I am going to do that with some of my vintage earrings πŸ™‚

  17. Oh my goodness! Which dollar store chain did you get that frame from? It's perfect for everything ever.

  18. Rachelle says:

    LOVE IT.


  19. Ashley @ Little Miss Momma says:

    Hi Stacey, I got that frame from the Dollar Tree about a year ago! They always have random frame finds!

  20. Another fab project of yours!! Turned out awesome!

  21. Chasity says:

    These are great … really love the black one. Makes me want to get up and drive to JoAnn's to buy spray paint and earring backs. Thanks so much for sharing.

  22. icandy... says:

    really cute, ashley!
    thanks for sharing!

  23. Chasity says:

    I am dying to make these push pins but cannot find the plain earring backs anywhere … not even JoAnn's πŸ™

  24. This craft makes me SO HAPPY!!! It is so cute and creative but simple for me to do…I think I will definitely have to make this!!

  25. Auntie Moo says:

    Great looking push pins. I also like to make my push pins with clear dome gems.

  26. picture framing says:

    i had seen the frame and it is a nice one and i am looking this types of the things for a long time and i will get the good design from here .


  27. Hi Ashley,
    Boaed looks great!
    Thanks for adding my metal bubble bee Great add for me!
    We make and design this here in the US.
    I have been selling them to Ballard Designs catalog for 20 years now!
    But they have decided to copy my push pins and now are making them in Asia :-((

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