I have a large collection of pins that don’t do much of anything except collect dust. Recently I was inspired by some adorable bridal bouquets I saw on the Amy Atlas blog and thought there has to be a more creative way to display my collection. Out of the jewelry box and onto the dining room table is what today’s I Love to Create post is about.
Foam topiary bases come in various sizes and shapes. I chose a double stacked model since I have a lot of pins. I found mine in the floral department of my local craft store. As you might guess they come pretty plain looking, so I needed to fix that. I used Crafty Chica paint in green to cover the wooden poll in-between the foam balls.
Once my green poll was dry I started inserting my collection of vintage pins into the foam. Occasionally I used floral pins to help really anchor things down. I could have used glue, but there is that off chance that I might want to wear one of these pins again some day.
I’m a big fan of using oddball objects as planters, but the base of this topiary was made to fit inside a terracotta pot. A plain brown pot was not a fitting home for my colorful collection of pins so I busted out the Crafty Chica Paint.
I needed to hide that icky green styrofoam so a little Liquid Fusion Glue and some moss fixed that right up.
Once my pot was dry I placed my topiary inside. Now I have a colorful floral display that shows off my collection way better than any jewelry box and the best part is it never needs watering. Do you have a slew of pins? Got any other fun suggestions about how to display them?