Crafting with thumbtacks: Make a Thumbtack Monogram

Thumbtacks – do you give them much thought? Probably not (unless you need one and can’t find one anywhere in the house). However, when you craft with thumbtacks, these humble pins are suddenly transformed into an industrial chic fashion statement. Kim at Design Thoughts channeled this idea when she made her Thumbtack Monogram.

how to make a thumbtack monogram using thumbtacks and Styrofoam

Thumbtack Monogram from Kim at Design Thoughts.

Kim made her thumbtack initial for less than $10! She started with a disc of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, but if you need a larger size, you can also use a 1” x 12” x 36” sheet. I have a few cutting tips for you, to keep it easy. Kim even had her young son Liam help out.

how to make a thumbtack monogram

Kim used about 400 thumbtacks on her letter “S”.

I hope you’ll check out Design Thoughts to see how Kim made her Thumbtack Monogram. It’s pretty cool!

What would you spell out? Your initials? A word or a phrase? Maybe XOXO?

Happy crafting,

Sharon

P.S. I just pinned wreath #100 to our Amazing Wreath Pinterest board. Are you following our board? If you’ve made a wreath with STYROFOAM Brand Foam, tell me about it and maybe you can be wreath #101!

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3 Responses to Crafting with thumbtacks: Make a Thumbtack Monogram

  1. Thank you so much Sharon, for featuring my “S” ;) it was a fun project!! (and so simple!!) :) enjoy your 3 day weekend!!

  2. Katiria says:

    I would spell out OMG and hang it above my bed , LOL

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