I’ve got a super quick craft here. So quick that this took me a mere 20mins on a gloomy Sunday afternoon. This DIY Enamel Pin Display is a great solution for showing off all manner of lovely pins and badges, without poking holes in your favourite bags and coats.
For this project, I was able to up-cycle an old Primark t-shirt. It was one that I loved in store, but then swiftly remembered once I’d worn it once, t-shirts just don’t suit me.
I also had an old embroidery hoop from a couple of hobby-hops ago. But these are available in a lot of places. I’ve even seen them in our local Sainsbury’s.
And of course a collection of pins and badges!
DIY: Enamel Pin Display – Embroidery Hoop Step By Step
First off, I positioned my hoop over my old T-shirt to decide how it should look. If there is no pattern this isn’t so important, but I wanted to get the little hearts in some kind of sensible placement.
I then sandwiched it in the Embroidery hoop. The same way you would when starting a cross stitch.
I included both layers of the Tshirt (back and front) you will see why later!
I then pulled the fabric so it was drum-tight ind fastened off the hoop.
Next, A quick trim around the back to remove the excess t-shirt material.
Now, this could be finished! All that’s left is to add pins and hang on the wall.
I’m a bit of a hoarder. And those lovely cards that pins come on sometimes are just as nice as the pins themselves! I realise this step is a bit… extra. But it makes sense to me to make a storage space for the cards too.
Because I used two layers of the tshirt material. I can now cut a slit in the back fabric to create a pocket for card keeping!
If you used a light fabric like I did, you may want to cut a disc of card to place between layers so that you can’t see the stored cards from the front.
Now all that’s left is to add pins and be proud of your creation!
(And stash the cards away for safe keeping!)
Da ta da daaa! 🎺 Wonderful. A great addition to any wall or shelf.
I hope this has been a helpful read. Let me know if you do something similar or have any display solutions of your own!
Many thanks for taking your time to read this.
Love, Beccy May