Thumbtack Crafts

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If you like the look of industrial decor, you may enjoy the idea of getting crafty with metal thumbtacks.  The designs that you can create with a series of tacks take on a solid metallic look that can be both industrial and rustic.

I found several thumbtack crafts that make great home decor projects and are easy to complete.  Here are just a few of my favorites with tutorials that can be found by clicking on the photos:

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Thumbtack covered globe by Madigan Made.

Turn an old, ordinary globe into a stylish piece of art with the use of ordinary thumbtacks!  The result is so striking and chic.

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Thumbtack monogram by Design Thoughts.

This industrial metal monogram makes a fun craft to make for yourself or to give as a gift.   The base is just styro-foam which makes it easy to stick the tacks into.

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Thumbtack filler balls by Landee See Landee Do.

For something a bit more colorful, you could make filler balls using styro-foam balls, thumbtacks, and paint.  This is a great way to fill a bowl or vase with a variety of colored balls with a fun texture.  You could also leave some a plain metallic color.

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Thumbtack wreath by Canadian Family.

By now you pretty much get the idea that styro-foam plus thumbtacks equals funky new home decor!  This wreath is another festive example of that concept using gold thumbtacks.

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Thumbtack monogrammed pumpkin by Ponderosa Homes.

Pumpkins also make a great base for thumbtacks.  You can either make a design or monogram like this one or fill in the entire pumpkin with tacks for a total metal look.

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Thumbtack embellished candle by Turnstyle Vogue.

Bling out a plain candle with some shiny embellishments using metal thumbtacks.  It’s easy to create fun shapes when you use the creative technique given by Turnstyle Vogue.

Happy Crafting!

I'm addicted to crafting and decorating my downtown city loft and up north rustic cabin.

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