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Our Disney Pin Wall

So for the past couple months I have been trying super hard to figure out a way to display our Disney pins. Its the one little hobby our whole family participates in, so I have wanted to display them in a way that made sense. For those who dont know about my wall of cards... That was something I tried to figure out for a long time as well. Took a couple months of ideas, and I finally came up with putting them in hard plastic cases and I got these mounting stickers to put on the back thats ment for walls and thats how I displayed them. But I kept trying to think on how could I apply that to pins? So..... I came up with this....

Basically its a 12x12 cork board. Wrapped it in fabric. Pushed the pins through. And will mount it on the wall. Here is my finished one below.

Each family member will get a square a year were thinking. But I actually still have 15 or so that I could put up. So it may just end up being some of the best ones put up or something. But every family member will have there own square. There own pins with there own fabric with it.

And here is Jess's.

We ment to go to Jo' Anns tonight to get the kids stuff. Ours were kinda a test trial to see if it would actually work, and so far it has. The weight of the pins is an issue... but I think I can figure it out. But these will go up on the wall for display! Will put up more photo's of the progress here. Im hoping tomorrow I will get the kids up and at least one of them done, and hopefully Tuesday it will be somewhat finished. But we are also looking at a cabinet to display them as well.... but these will go on the wall as a family thing.

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Very cool! I like that idea.

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I love it!

I love how you each have something that reflects each of your personalities...it is amazing how your wife's board and your board are so different, but they work together so well (take it from an interior designer that is the stuff we live for)

Kudos!

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Hey Mase - that looks awesome! Great job and a great way to display.

The cork board is a great idea. I started one as well but decided the particular one I picked was too lightweight, so I am going to move to a thicker piece. And I now have ALOT more pins.

And I really like the idea of covering it in fabric - now I know what I will do with some of my leftover Disney fabric!!

Much as I like my pin book, I would really prefer to have them displayed where I can see them without having ti lug out the book and page through them.

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Hey Mase - that looks awesome! Great job and a great way to display.

The cork board is a great idea. I started one as well but decided the particular one I picked was too lightweight, so I am going to move to a thicker piece. And I now have ALOT more pins.

And I really like the idea of covering it in fabric - now I know what I will do with some of my leftover Disney fabric!!

Much as I like my pin book, I would really prefer to have them displayed where I can see them without having ti lug out the book and page through them.

See... that was the same issue with me. I wanted to display them. I want people to walk in the room and notice them. Dont get me wrong... a book set on a table is good... but not as effective. They wont feel comfortable just to grab it and start looking. If they are out... they will go up to them and look at them. So that was the issue we were having. I even looked at glass cabinets and came to the conclusion it was going to be too expensive. So I wanted to do what I did with my cards... but had no idea how.

Jess actually gave me the idea to be honest. She wanted me to look at this website for ideas, and someone had a cork board. So I started looking at big cork boards and they were like 150 bucks to 300 bucks. I just didnt like that... so we went school shopping for my son and I went and looked at cork boards and found the 12x12's and thought it would be cool to wrap fabric around them. lol

We actually just got back from Jo-Anns and we got 4 more boards, and the kids picked out some fabric to use for theirs. So they are excited now. So my project tonight is to get 6 of these ready to go... because I can start a new board myself... lol

BTW.... love the pins man. LOVE THEM! I like the spinner for which park to go to. I got my son that one... lol

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What a fun idea!

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Thank ya!

And now... late last night I made 3 more... what I'm calling... Pin Blocks, and I got my daughters done...

Finished Disney Block

And my son did his today

And here is his finished Disney Block

Tonight ill be going to Target and getting some stuff to hang them up. Again... I'm worried about the weight of them, and don't really want to use nails. So I'm hoping these sticky hanger things will work. Hopefully tonight ill have a picture up of the finished product!

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OMG I SEE SO MANY I WANT!!!!! *drool*

Great idea and a great family activity!! Nice job kiddos!

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What do you think about putting a frame around them?

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What do you think about putting a frame around them?

Jess did bring that up. My Mom is an artist so she does framing for people, and that has come up. Im hoping to just be able to put them up and have a arts and crafts kind of feel I guess. We originally were going to put fabric on the wall and have it dangling and just put the pins in that way... but went this route because its more secure. But if I can't hang them the way we want... we may be using nails... lol

And oh... not able to go to Target tonight, so tomorrow I should have them up. Hopefully when I get them up it will look how I'm trying to envision it... lol

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Welp....

IT WORKED!!!!!!

Got 3 of the 4 up right now! But waiting to take a picture of it because Jess wants to put more pins on hers. Soooooooooooooo... we will have to wait for it. lol

BUT IT WORKED!!! AND IT LOOKS GREAT!!!!!

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And the finished product!




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They look great! But....now you got me thinking. This could be dangerous lol.

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That. Is. AWESOME!!!! I love it!

Um...one small issue. I think I see a loose thread on the green one. Why don't you send it to me - pins and all - and I will...um...fix it and return it to you just in time for your trip in Nov! Yes!

ER...do you think the boy would notice if any pins were....um...kinda missing when returned? Just asking. For no reason.

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scrappy wrote:
They look great! But....now you got me thinking. This could be dangerous lol.

Whatcha thinking about? I wanna know! lol

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That. Is. AWESOME!!!! I love it!

Um...one small issue. I think I see a loose thread on the green one. Why don't you send it to me - pins and all - and I will...um...fix it and return it to you just in time for your trip in Nov! Yes!

ER...do you think the boy would notice if any pins were....um...kinda missing when returned? Just asking. For no reason.

And to think Jeff... its only going to get bigger. My second block is ready to go technically... lol

And yeah... I think he will notice.... lol! Which one is it you liked... or if you "had" to have one... which would it be. Who knows? We may have 2?

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My eyes went right to the Pirate Mickey one in the third row - with the yellow flames and black flag. Very cool.

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My eyes went right to the Pirate Mickey one in the third row - with the yellow flames and black flag. Very cool.

When I get home... I shall check. I believe that one came through one of our pin lots we bought for trading down there. So it may be possible we may have another one. But I do know we have a lot of pirate pins as well.

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Mase, I love this idea. I have not been able to come up with a way to display the pins. This gave me an idea. I do not know how to explain exactly what I want Mark to build but it will be very similar to this. I am thinking since he is so bored siting at home that tomorrow we may make a Home Depot run so I can show him what I have in mind. Of course he will probably then tell me why it will not work lol.

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Mase, I love this idea. I have not been able to come up with a way to display the pins. This gave me an idea. I do not know how to explain exactly what I want Mark to build but it will be very similar to this. I am thinking since he is so bored siting at home that tomorrow we may make a Home Depot run so I can show him what I have in mind. Of course he will probably then tell me why it will not work lol.

LOL

Well... keep us posted. I am always looking for better ways to display this stuff! heh

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Very cool way to display your pins! I like the fabric idea..a regular old corkboard would be nice but this makes it a little fancier! Are these all of your pins or just your favorites?

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Bella wrote:
Very cool way to display your pins! I like the fabric idea..a regular old corkboard would be nice but this makes it a little fancier! Are these all of your pins or just your favorites?

For the most part they are all ours. I have one more block I can put up, but haven't decided if I'm going to put it up yet or not.

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Well, as I thought my first idea was a no go. Mark scaled it own a bit and is now working on it. Ours will now be very very similar to yours. I had a room divider type thing in mind.
Did you attach your cork board to wood before you covered it?

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scrappy wrote:
Well, as I thought my first idea was a no go. Mark scaled it own a bit and is now working on it. Ours will now be very very similar to yours. I had a room divider type thing in mind.
Did you attach your cork board to wood before you covered it?

Nope... We just covered it with fabric... Stuck our pins in... And then put them on the wall with these sticky things... Maybe if mase gets on he can give you a link for the sticky things cause I'm at work on my phone. Also we got the fabric at joanns. It came already cut in the perfect size

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This is what we used

http://www.command.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NACommand/Command/Products/Product-Catalog/?PC_7_RJH9U523080QE0IIHEICN90GC1_nid=QXH47RPVHNgsF0GFSQ26BSgl3XVNPGHV12bl

I actually use a smaller version of these for my cards.

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Hey Mase, what kind of cork did you use and where did you get it? All we could ever find is about 1/8 inch think and very flimsy. Has to be mounted on plywood or something.

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http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=xprd635437

Thats what we got. The pins go through it and the fabric, but with the Command Strips... the pins dont touch the wall. And say your still a bit leery about it. You could either put a little extra fabric on the back, or use two Cork Boards. For 7 bucks for 4 of them... its fairly cheap.

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I'm not sure if my husband has been lurking around here without telling me or what. Today at Target he grabbed a little corkboard and declared that he wanted to buy it so that he could display his Disney Pins instead of having them piled on the cabinet like they have been for the last three years! clapping

His isn't nearly as fancy though, but all I can say is it's about time!

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I'm not sure if my husband has been lurking around here without telling me or what. Today at Target he grabbed a little corkboard and declared that he wanted to buy it so that he could display his Disney Pins instead of having them piled on the cabinet like they have been for the last three years! clapping

His isn't nearly as fancy though, but all I can say is it's about time!

Awesome! Were a community of enablers so I'm glad we were about to enable him for ya! lol

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Well, ours should be ready to hang after dinner. We are very much lacking in the number of pins we have though. Our biggest problem is probably going to be where to hang it. We have a ton of stuff that we have bought to hang in the basement and so far ONE picture has been hung. Maybe this will get our rears in gear and get that room finished. It has been painted for a year now.

DVC Mom, you kow you now have to share a picture with us...please.

I also just realized that so far none of us have the very many of the same pins.

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scrappy wrote:
Well, ours should be ready to hang after dinner. We are very much lacking in the number of pins we have though. Our biggest problem is probably going to be where to hang it. We have a ton of stuff that we have bought to hang in the basement and so far ONE picture has been hung. Maybe this will get our rears in gear and get that room finished. It has been painted for a year now.

DVC Mom, you kow you now have to share a picture with us...please.

I also just realized that so far none of us have the very many of the same pins.

Well I can't wait for you to post a pic, and thats the thing I love about Disney pins. There are sooooooooo many! I get on eBay at least once a day and check out pins just so I can either A, keep in mind what I want to look for come November, or B, just buy more pins! lol

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Okay here we go, this is pretty much what we came up with

Got a 2' x4' piece of 1/4" ply wood and cut in two t make 2 pieces 1' x 4'. Covered that with 4 - 1/8" cork squares that I glued on to the plywood with all purpose cement. Scrappy covered that with the black cloth. I built a frame and put a few partitions in it. Then painted it Mickey yellow.

It can be mounted either way.

Here's the finished product hanging. We hung it on the first landing wall going doen into my man cave. This has been bare since the remodel, so we figured good as place as any, and people can look at the pins while going up & down the stairs.

So what do you all think?

I have another Idea in the making!