Did you know you can make your own vintage jewelry pushpins from yard sale finds or granny's old jewelry? I was looking for some pretty push pins around the house for my Syroco memo board and I couldn’t find anything to use. Then, I found a small tin marked yard sale vintage jewelry. I have had it for years and I’m sure I tagged it so I would know it was yard sale jewelry, not family treasures from my mom.
Materials & Tools to Make Vintage Jewelry Pushpins
Vintage Jewelry (I used earrings with a post)
Snap post off of earring
Using needle nose pliers, snap off the post of the earring. If you’re using clip-on earrings, a pendant, or a brooch, snap off anything that is in the way so that you can get a nice dollop of glue in place to hold the pushpin.
Apply Hot Glue to the back of the jewelry item
I used regular sized thumb tacks. I applied a large dollop of the Gorilla Glue hot glue on the back of the earring and placed the thumbtack on the earring.
Allow the hot glue to cool and set up
Use caution as the thumbtack will take on the heat of the hot glue. Allow the glue to set up before using your new vintage jewelry pushpin.
Enjoy your Vintage Jewelry Pushpins
I love my fancy new pushpins to go along with my new syroco memo board.
There are endless options for making pushpins out of vintage jewelry. I’ve also made unique pushpins out of scrabble tiles and vintage wooden checkers.
Have you made your own pushpins? I’m always looking for more ideas.