I’ve been craving a real-life inspiration board. I mean, Pinterest is great. But sometimes I come across scraps of ephemera in the real world that I want to be able to pin up right in front of me, so I can be inspired by them all the time. We’ll get to the actual board next time around, but we’re gonna start with the pins. Let’s do it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- plain thumbtacks
- porous surface to hold tacks
- Elmer’s glue
- ModPodge Dimensional Magic
Stick all of the tacks into a porous surface that will hold them while you work. I used a scrap of corkboard. Cover the head of each tack with Elmer’s. Sprinkle the glue generously with glitter.
Glue and glitter all of the tacks. Let the glue dry for about an hour, and gently dust off the excess glitter. Then cover each tack with the Dimensional Magic. You may have to experiment with the right amount to get it to stay on the head of the tack without overflowing.
Let the Dimensional Magic dry, and add another coat if you like. A second coat will add a little shine and volume to the top of your tacks. Let them dry overnight and you’ll have the sparkliest tacks in town! I’m also pretty stoked to show you the full inspiration board, so check it out next week to see the tacks in action. xoxo
54 thoughts on “diy glitter thumbtacks”
OMG! what a great idea! those are awesome.
These are SO cool! You can always use a little more glitter in your life 🙂
So, so, so cool. I would love some glitter thumbtacks for my desk!
You should make some! I made some and these things are seriously AWESOME.
LOVE this idea, might have to give it a try for tacking photos.
I love this idea….love love LOVE!
I just made these (like 2 mins ago) and I’ll be using them for my escort card pinboard. You can never go wrong with glitter!
*For my wedding – I forgot to say that. 🙂
That’s awesome, Ashlie! Congrats and have a wonderful wedding! When’s the big day?
My super pretty glittery thumbtacks are now drying by the fire. The perfect activity for a wintery Tasmanian afternoon! Thanks so much for posting this DIY.
That’s awesome, Anne! Hello to Tasmania!
These are so cute! I can’t wait to try them! I also another glitter idea like this, but with magnets. Both ideas are a great way to add glitter to your life 🙂
I feel like clear fingernail polish + glitter, or even glitter polish would work good too.
It might, but wouldn’t it chip off?
Do you think a spray sealant would work? Thinking of these as centers for my bridesmaids’ pinwheel bouquets, but I don’t have modpodge dimension magic and I do have spray sealant!
I think spray sealant would work, but it will give you a different look so just be prepared for that. It will have less of a shiny, rounded top. Let me know how it goes!
Would modge podge matte-mat-mate work? That is seriously the only modge podge I have!
Hi! It would definitely work but it won’t have a shiny finish — the matte finish is flat, without any shine. You could do a test patch to see how you like it!
Just made an inspiration board for the new year and I love sparkly things. These will be perfect. Thanks for the idea!
This would probably work great on brads for scrapbooking too! Glitter brads from the store are so expensive. I’m thinking about trying it out to use on my DIY fan programs for my upcoming wedding.
This project is amazing! So cute and so simple 🙂
Woe what fun!
I like it!
Such an amazing idea! You can never have too much glitter! I will be trying this one out for sure! 😀
I have not tryed this yet, but this REALLY looks FUN!!!!!!!! And I’m not kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love these. Awesome idea. I want to play with that kind of Mod Podge.
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