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Anna G. Larson, Published October 28 2013

Tuesday tip: DIY pom pom push pins add style to cork boards

FARGO – A few months ago, pom pom push pins caught my eye at Anthropologie, a women’s fashion and home goods store.

The whimsical, colorful pins looked much more stylish than the plain clear ones in my corkboard.

The set of 12 pins was $15 – too much for a simple office supply. I set out to make them myself and discovered they’re a cheap, easy, 10-minute craft anyone can do.

The pins, which ended up costing about $5 to make, add a punch of personality to any corkboard and look as good as Anthropologie’s.

DIY Pom Pom Push Pins

Materials:

Plain push pins or thumb tacks

Pom poms (They come in a variety of styles, like felt or glitter.)

Glue gun

Directions:

1. Using a hot glue gun, stick the pom poms to the pins by applying glue on the pinhead.

2. Gently set the pins on an old plate or other hard surface to dry.

3. Once dry, remove any excess strings of glue that may have wrapped around the pom poms and use them to hang items on a corkboard.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Anna G. Larson at (701) 241-5525