Thursday, January 27, 2011

Upcycling: wood tacks

Yard work means more clippings for the recycling bin or for the craft bin.

If you prune your trees or bushes, you can save some of the twigs and branches to use on a variety of crafts.  These smaller branches worked perfectly to make thumb tacks.

After the branches were pruned, I left them outside to dry. Once they were dry, I sawed them into ½ lengths. I used sandpaper to smooth the edges and glued them onto a thumb tack. I used Aleenes’s Original Tacky Glue and let them dry thoroughly before using them.

Wood thumb tacks - a fun and easy project. Yard work – not so fun or easy…

This project is linked at the following:

The Shabby Chic Cottage   ~   Somewhat Simple  
Life as Lori   ~   Life with the Lebedas   ~   Yesterday on Tuesday   ~  


  1. what a sweet idea and good way to make use of some of the waste. I've been trying to gather winter branches to decorate them. But not having much success. I'm stuck working on some valentine ideas that are not really coming together all that well. Darn!

  2. My new favorite thumb tacks!

  3. Great project I love using natural elements!

  4. Those are CUTE! Love it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  5. Wicked! I love it, I could make some for work and finally get some niftyness into that darn ole place!

  6. These are too cute. I love these! Thanks for linking up!

  7. love this idea!!! You always hit it out of the park!


  8. I wanted to let you know we featured this on WhipperBerry today!

  9. I love this idea! It will make the thumb tacks easier to find when I [inevitably] drop them on the floor, and less likely to end up in my foot ;)


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