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Flaunt Your Flair With Enamel Pin Boards From Mines N Crafts
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Flaunt Your Flair With Enamel Pin Boards From Mines N Crafts

This week on Mines N Crafts, Geek & Sundry’s weekly show that combines real life crafting with Minecraft crafting, hosts Stef Woodburn, Gina DeVivo, and Amy Dallen were joined by Selina Ruthe to make pin boards to stick their enamel pin collections all in one pretty place.

Selina, who typically works behind the camera at Geek & Sundry, had the idea for a pin board and was happy to craft along with the hosts on camera this week.

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“[Pins] are a cool way to find little things that you love and express them through fun art,” Selina said. Both Gina and Amy had extensive pin collections, so Selina’s craft was just what they needed to make sure they never lose a pin again—while showing them off at the same time.

What You Need

  • Empty picture frame or embroidery hoop
  • Cork board or fabric
  • Acrylic paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Craft knife
  • Enamel pins

Get Started!

Begin by removing the glass, insert, and backing from the frame. (“Save your glass for patterns,” advised Stef.)

Then paint the frame or hoop your favorite colors of acrylic paint. Mines N Crafts used a few different shades of blue and purple.

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Let the paint dry.

Next, use the discarded frame glass as a template to trace on the cork board or fabric.

Cut the cork with a craft knife so that it fits inside the frame. If you’re having trouble getting the cork to cut, Gina suggested making smaller cuts over and over rather than one deep cut.

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Use the frame tabs to secure the cork board, or hot glue the fabric inside the back of the frame. If gluing fabric, Stef said to glue in small parts around the frame, stretching the fabric as you go.

You can also cover a piece of cork board with fabric, like Selina did, to get the look you want with a sturdy backing.

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Your pin board is complete! Stick your enamel pins into the cork board for a unique and personal display.

“I love this idea! I’m so happy!” said Amy.

Catch Gina, Stef, and Amy on Mines N Crafts every Wednesday at 4PM Pacific on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel, and become a subscriber to hop on the sub-only Minecraft server. 

All Images: Geek & Sundry

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