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before and after {pin collection}

my sister, reilly, has been collecting pins for as long as i can remember. whenever someone is unsure what to gift her, an assortment of pins is an easy fallback and her collection has expanded accordingly. one day while snooping around the house for potential design projects, i decided i wanted to help my sister display her collection since her habit of pinning new finds onto an old lime green fleece jacket in her closet was hardly doing her hundreds of pins justice.
so i stealthily removed the offending jacket from her closet...
removed the pins with the help of our little brother, camden...
painted unfinished scrapbooking frames from michael's (around $8 a pop)...
artfully arranged the pins on pieces of white felt ($1 per piece) cut to fit the frames...
set the felt in the frames...
and — voilà! — a pretty display for her bedroom and a tidy way to flaunt her impressive collection.

26 comments:

Café Bellini said...

That's so clever! (and nice of you!) They look really good on the wall. What was her reaction?

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

this is so sweet! and what a great collection your sister has! impressive :)

hip hip gin gin said...

What a creative project, looks great!! And what a sweet sister you are to do this for her!

Miss K said...

SO cute and thoughtful of you! It looks amazing!

Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. said...

Looks like Jonathan Adler's creativity is already rubbing off on you. What a great idea!

Saara @ GEORGE Interior Design said...

CUTE!

Cat said...

This project turned out AWESOME!!! My sis collects pins too (I will definately be sending this post her way for some inspiration!)

xo Cat

MaryBeth said...

That is great, it almost makes me want to start collecting pins.

*b* said...

Brilliant!

Averill said...

You're a clever girl, Mackenzie! These look great (and so much better than on that sweatshirt). These remind me of my elementary school days when we'd put pins all over our bleached denim jackets. Yikes!

Andrea said...

What a great job you did, and so sweet of you! I love the way this looks!

Piper (DailyDivaDish) said...

I love this! I collect brooches and have always meant to do the same thing with them.
XO Piper

this free bird said...

Okay this is super cool! And what a helpful little brother. :)

Leah said...

What a cool idea and a great keepsake! Thanks for sharing this!

Yelena said...

i want to do that!
what an easy, cute project!
i don't even collect pins, but this may get me started!
excellent job!! :)

ashlina {the decorista} said...

oh now that is super duper cute! :)

Becca said...

The display you made is adorable. It's such a great way to display her pin collection!

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

how...CUTE...what a sweet sissy you are!

Briana Dawn said...

kenz it came out so cute!

Jenny at LGN said...

This turned out great, Mackenzie!! I love it! I was glad to help.

xx

Kristin said...

Awwwww, I bet she loved that. Fabulous end result!

Sarah Klassen said...

You are a sweet sister! How lovely!

xoxo

Andrea @ Andrea Reh said...

What a fantastic idea! I really need to get into DIY again - I used to be so crafty when I was younger, but lately, I haven't done anything at all.

Andrea X

andreareh.blogspot.com

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

So adorable, love this!

Day Old News said...

This is SO creative! I just love this idea!

BTW I was going to tweet you what Jonathan Adler tweeted, but I saw you already got it, but I was thought of you instantly!

Full House said...

This is SO cute! I need to start collecting things like these.