Washi tape thumbtacks | How About Orange

March 20, 2013

Washi tape thumbtacks

Thumbtack washi tape idea
I decided the plain white thumbtacks on my bulletin board needed to be cuter. And by cuter, I mean oranger. I put a small piece of washi tape on each pushpin, smoothed out any fine wrinkles with my thumbnail, and trimmed around the edges with a sharp scissors. Cuter!

Speaking of cuteness, how about these dolls made from wooden sticks and washi tape?

41 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

There aren't any thumb tacks cuter than those!

Ann said...

That IS super cute. I wish I had some flat pins in the house right now. (If I text my husband to pick some up on the way home, that's insane, right?)

Lifestyle by Marion said...

What a great idea, thanxx!

Jessica Jones said...

Ann, slightly. But it might be necessary.

Susan@Organized31 said...

Gorgeous! (and I realize I just called a thumbtack gorgeous)

Jessica Jones said...

Susan, I think you and Ann should be friends.

Grandma G said...

Definitely cuter!

Mum

Heidi said...

yay! another fun way to use my washi tape stash!

TitiCrafty said...

Now i know what is wrong with mine! :P The cutest idea ever! Just love it and pin it!!!!

Thanks!
Cami

Hanasaurusrex said...

commencing mission cover all my thumbtacks with washi in five.. four.. three.. two......... awesome idea!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Okay now this is just too adorable. All of it. I'm this close to pulling a *squeee* here.

Jessica Jones said...

Don't hurt yourself. That sounds like it might be painful.

Nola said...

How nice and simple. Thanks a lot :-)

Ridgeway Cottage anyhow said...

I really like that orange washi tape, where did you get it?

Live a Colorful Life said...

washi tape can become addicting.

Sarah said...

cute idea! That tape can be used EVERYWHERE!

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Mika said...

LOVE!

Sewing Princess said...

I want this washi tape now ;o) and the thumbtack too! where did you get them? Great idea!

Jessica Jones said...

The orange tape was a present, so I'm not sure where it came from. I think the thumbtacks were from Target a long time ago.

Jessica Leigh said...

Awesome idea! Love that it emulates the look of fabric tumbtacks, but you can switch up the colors whenever you want (and save a bunch of $--those pretty fabric ones get pricey!).

Preeti Dubey said...

That's a wonderful idea. How you turn the small things into a beauty, I just love it.

Anna said...

Love these! But my husband will think I'm crazy if I rush out to replace my push pins with flat thumbtacks. Maybe I'll just recover the circular magnets on my frig instead (for now!).

Ridgeway, I got the same washi tape set from Target a couple of months ago, except the cross-hatched roll was yellow.

kansasgirl1 said...

Perfect!

vrensen said...

wayyyyyy cuter! great idea :)

Lauren said...

Why didn't I think of that?!?! I'm obsessed with washi tape. I've made magnets with them but not thumb tacks. Great idea!

Shobha said...

great idea! They are so pretty. Another cool way to use washi tape. Thanks!

KatBell said...

I only have one orange washi tape and it's not as cute as yours. Where can I find this cute stuff? You know I love the orange.

Jessica Jones said...

The orange tape was a present, so I'm not sure where it came from.

Ă…pent hus said...

of course
why didn't I think of that!
you genious ;)

best wishes
Open^house

AMR said...

No thumbtacks in the house but eyeing the round dining table top...

Ren said...

I've just bought a new pinboard and was despairing at the price of cute thumbtacks. How timely your post is; I'll just buy the boring cheap ones and decorate them :)

Jane said...

Brilliant idea for washi tape, I will try this :)
Thanks for linking to my lolly stick tutorial x
Have fun
Jane xx

Debie Grace said...

Eeeeeee! This is so cute!! <3

julia I mintlametta said...

such a great idea * julia

this is lemonade said...

BEAUTIFUL and vibrant. Great for the lack of spring. Love these!

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thunderpeep said...

AwEsOmE!!!

Stacey said...

Yeah, you know we're going to pin the orange outta this one. ;o)

James Everhart said...

You just blew my mind how cool these are. Also, I remember how much I spent once upon a time on a box of decor style thumbtacks before colored/patterned duct tape was even a twinkle in Larry the Cable Guy's left toenail. Awesome way to make some seriously shabby chic! Duct tape style!

Anonymous said...

Don't use the silver thumb tacks... they don't turn out as nice. Also, try to find the flat top ones.

Rachel R. said...

"And by cuter, I mean oranger."

You and my youngest daughter must be kindred spirits. She loves orange. She says she "likes a lot of colors," but orange is her favorite.

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