Thumbtack DIY projects

Hello to anyone here from my Daily Dish segment this morning! 🙂 
I shared some “tacky” ideas for Thanksgiving using – ThumbTACKS!
It’s fun to add this texture to several different styrofoam shapes. 
Wreaths – Circular or square. I found this shape at the $1.00 store! Hang it over a frame or mirror or lay it on it’s side and use it for stacking pumpkins, gourds or candles on. 

I covered the top first then the outside and inside.

Faux pumpkins – Again, I found these at the $1.00 store. A little paint and some tacks and you can transform them with any design or monogram that you’d like! AND they will last for several seasons without spoiling 🙂 

Home Decor Balls – Standing alone or mixed in with your display a simple styrofoam ball and some tacks will add a new dimension. I love the texture they add. 

Place card holders – If you are having a small Thanksgiving dinner affair it would be fun to add these place card holders to the table!

Styrofoam balls
Glitter paint from martha stewart
Name card
Step 1: Take 1 styrofoam ball and press firmly against a table to create a flat bottom. This makes the ball stay and not a roll around. 

Step 2: Cover it with tacks starting at the middle of the top and work your way down. Leave the flat bottom area free of tacks.

Step 3: Spray the tacks the color desired or to create an ombre effect, stray heavily at the bottom, spray lightly near the middle and lightest at the top or leave it the original color. let dry. 
Step 4: Cover all the tacks with a coating of the glitter paint for added sparkle. let dry.

Step 5: Take your name card and pin it into the ball to tack the card into place and you are done! 

You could make topiaries, cover styrofoam cones, blocks and more! The cheapest I have found is to buy the gold tacks at the $1.00 store. They come in a box of 300. Gold not your style? Simply create your piece and spray paint it your color of choice!

I will be linking up HERE


  1. those are brilliant ideas!

  2. Beautiful ideas!

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. I’m a huge fan of crafting with thumbtacks! Love the spheres you painted with the place card holder. Very cute.

  5. never would have thought to use a thumb tack so creatively.

  6. they are gorgeous 🙂

  7. That is awesome!

  8. These are all such clever ideas.. love when something so simple becomes extraordinary!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!

  9. These look amazing, Megan!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I’ll be featuring this tonight on my blog. Have a great weekend! 🙂

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