Making Button Bulletin Board Pins

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May 22, 2014

Button Bulletin Board PinThese cute push pins are a fun way to hang up important notes on your bulletin board.



  • thumb tacks
  • buttons
  • E6000 glue
  • wire cutters, optional
button push pin supplies


  1. If you choose buttons with a plastic shank on the back you will need to cut it off with a pair of wire cutters.
  2. cut off button shank
    button with shank removed
  3. Apply a small amount of glue to the thumb tack and/or the button back. NOTE: Follow the package instruction for the type of glue you use. For the E6000 glue (on smooth surfaces) it says to put glue on both surfaces that you are going to adhere and wait 2 minutes before pressing them together.
  4. apply glue to pin and button
  5. Press the button onto the thumb tack and hold firmly until they are well attached. Then set them aside to dry completely before using them.
  6. push button onto pin 1

  7. Buttons without a shank don't require any preparation. Just apply the glue as directed, adhere the button to the thumb tack, and allow to dry.
  8. push button onto pin 2
    flower button pin
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July 14, 2014

These button pins are a great way to spiff up a bulletin board. Check out this video and learn how simple they are to make.


Check out these photos.

April 20, 2010

Here is a cute way to snazz up your bulletin board. I hot glued cute buttons to thumbtacks and use these to hold up notes, etc.

Decorative bulletin board pins.

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