Friday, September 17, 2010

Pretty Tacky

If you read my post on inspiration boards you'll remember how much I enjoy collecting images for inspiration to post all around me in my studio.  I have three cork boards that I use for this and have gone to some effort to make them all pretty so that they coordinate with the rest of decor in the room.

So, the boards are pretty, and the pictures are pretty, but what about what you use to keep the pictures up there?  Not so pretty~

You could go out and spend a fortune on beautiful designer tacks (I've seen them as high as $20 for a package of 4!) or you could easily make your own in a matter of minutes and at a fraction of the cost.

This is so super easy that it doesn't really need a tutorial but here it is anyway...

1) Here are the supplies that I used:



2) To make things quick and easy, turn all of your rhinestones and tacks face down on the table.  This makes them easier to pick up when hot glue is oozing out of your gun.

3)Place a small amount of hot glue or other adhesive onto the back of your rhinestone and apply to the top of the tack.






4) Let dry


DIY Decorative Tacks, Bulletin Board Crafts, Creative Tacks, Easy Crafts, Pretty Tacks, Embellished tacks

It's that easy!  Aren't they pretty?!?  Get creative with what you use.  You could try buttons, silk flowers, chipboard shapes, etc.  Anything goes.  Try it and let me know what you come up with~


(This project will be posted throughout the week at the linky parties from the linky party tab above.  Check out the sites for more great ideas!)

This project was featured here: 

Small Things
 



20 comments:

TheCraftInMe said...

These are so pretty, great idea and very easy!

http://thecraftinme.blogspot.com/

Coco loves vintage said...

Great idea! Love them :)

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

Love IT!
These are one of the project that make you say "Why didnt i think of that?" LOL

Simple, Cute and Girly my kind of combo :)


I am hosting my own link up party Sew Crafty Saturday would love it if you stopped by and linked up :)

http://sewchicandunique.com/2010/09/sew-crafty-saturday/

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

Allie said...

Yep, I LOVE these! So cute!
You should come link this up at my Making It With Allie Party!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Kristin Renee' Wynegar said...

Hello! I saw you through Craft Envy's Saturday Spotlight. I am so glad to be your first follower, your blog is just too cute!!! I really like the idea of these cute little thumb tacks! Great way to jazz up a boring old memo board. Hope to hear from you soon!

Kristin Renee' Wynegar said...

Hey dear! Aww you are so sweet to post me! I am super excited to be your first follower. I will be talking to you soon! I look forward to getting to know you. :) Hope your having a great weekend!!!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Adorable! I think my tack board needs some snazzy tacks!

Shelia said...

Oh, these are so pretty and sounds like something I can do!! :)
Thanks for sharing.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Now your inspiration is doubled up with great eye candy!!!

Simony said...

Dear Tamara, this is my first time here and I will be glad to come back to see more of your projects.
I am becoming a follower today!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi I'm new here but I'll be finding your follow button right away. What a great idea so pretty. I'll be getting rid of my push pins and making a trip to the craft store. Thanks.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Maria Gridley said...

Oh my goodness.. what a simply yet beautiful idea!!! Yes I too have seen "pretty tacs" for outrageous prices!! Silly... what a great idea to make your own!! I even just recently bought pretty little rhinestones like that at the dollar tree!! So this will definitely be a project for me to make in the near future! Thanks for sharing.

Etcetorize said...

I haven't figured out how to reply to comments yet but want to send a BIG THANK YOU out to Simony and Ahrisha for signing up! WELCOME TO ETCETORIZE!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

These are so fun great idea. I think I try it too. Thanks for stopping by In His Grip.

KateB said...

very cool...I'm thinking of doing the same with some broken jewelry...thanks for the idea!

Etcetorize said...

What a great way to recycle! Thanks for the idea KateB~

Maggie said...

Those are so cute - I love them!

HuNnY aNd PoPpA LeWiS said...

Cute & clever! Love this useful idea :)

Nancy Bandzuch said...

I love that you dug through your archives and shared this project at the Oldies Party last week! I love it--and I love the title.
I am excited to be featuring this project next week! Stop by on Tuesday when the features and the new link party is live!
nancy
www.dosmallthingswithlove.com

Ana Lopes said...

Super cute, Tamara!!! Love it!
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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