Ask-Design-Mom Question:

Hello Design Mom, I am a fan of your blog and I’m hoping you could help me out. I have a fabulous cork/chalkboard wall system for my family yet can not seem to find some great and original push pins. Any suggestions? — Jen

Design Mom Answer:
Thanks for the question Jen. It came at the perfect time, because I’ve been meaning to tell you about this smart new blog called How About Orange — which featured the coolest tutorial on how to make fabric covered pushpins (the ones featured above). They would be perfect for customizing a family corkboard.

If fabric isn’t your style, I’ve posted before about some sculpey pins that are super cute. The sculpey pins featured are styled to look child-like, but imagine them in more sophisticated colors and they would fit well even in a non-kid environment.

Have fun! And please let us know what you come up with.

I first saw How About Orange at Oh Joy