My 5 year old Lila is a super crafter. What does a 5 year old super crafter do?
She flies through paper; cuts it, colors it, tapes it, glues it, folds it, invents with it.
She leaves paper shreds and markers everywhere.
She has been grounded from scissors more than any of my kids have
been grounded from anything.
She comes up with creative and adorable masterpieces every day.
To help her display her favorites, I hung a big cord board in her room above her little desk. I didn’t want her using thumbtacks or pushpins all the time, because they would certainly end up on the floor and/or in someones foot.
So I thought…..thumbtack clothespins!
The concept: we put the thumbtack clothespin in the cork board and leave it. She can just open and close the clothespins to switch out her displays.
It’s a super cute way for her to show off her super cute projects!
I started by covering some mini clothespins with Washi tape.
Then I hot glued some cover buttons on a few. And, Oh my heck-cover buttons are one of my favorite discoveries!
You can buy cover button kits at Walmart or craft stores, it will come with everything you need, except the fabric.
They are so easy and so cute! Let’s break it down:
1. Cut a circle of fabric about twice the size of the cover button shell.
2. Lay the fabric right side down over the white holder from the kit. Place the cover button shell face down on the fabric.
3. Press the cover button down into the holder.
4. For this cover button purpose, use wire cutters to cut off the little metal loop on the back piece.
5. Fold the fabric down, so it is all inside the holder, covering the shell.
6. Press the metal back piece into the the fabric.
7. Use the little blue pusher tool to press until you feel it ‘click.’
8. Pop the cover button, now covered, out of the holder.
9. Hot glue a small button onto the backside to fill the space. This is what makes the cover button glue-able. : )
Now hot glue a thumbtack to the backside of the clothespin and a cover button to the front side.
Ready to go!
I spotted these glittery clothespins in the Target dollar section and simply hot glued a tack to the back.
Here’s Lila and her new and safe art display cork board!