January 7, 2009

Fancy Pants Thumbtacks

One thing I accomplished over the break was doing this small crafting project I've been dying to do since design*sponge posted it months ago.

Forest is making me a new inspiration board for my office so I wanted some pretty fabric covered tacks to adorn it. They are so easy & the full instructions can be found here. I used a favorite fabric (rose/fresh poppies from the Midwest Modern collection) by Amy Butler. It was fun to use a larger print & see what kind of new designs came from using just a small piece. I'm pretty much addicted to making these - such a good project to do while chatting with friends or watching TV.

And speaking of inspiration, how much do I love this spread in the Feb. '09 Bazaar? Swoon.

photos by Alex Lubomirski

...And my scanner just kicked the bucket so I will have to tease you with just the first page - dang, after seven years it decides to die now. But it's so girly, so me. I like having a break, but this makes me look forward to wedding season. If I get my scanner working I'll post the rest or take a peek next time you're at the grocery store. Feel-good pieces is right.


stacey said...

Thanks for posting this super cute diy project!! I'm re-doing my office and these will be so fun to make.

Love the fabric you used to!

bridal buzz said...

Ooooh, I'm such a big fan of those little details! Great idea for a custom look! :) Thanks for sharing.

Brooke said...

Thanks for posting the link for this project! So pretty!

Sara LeeAnn said...

I've seen so many, many versions of these fabric tacks for sale, and always wondered how I might use my scrap fabrics to fashion my own. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kelley said...

Just found your blog. So very fun!