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How to Make DIY Animal Push Pins

Mike & I are working on a project for our Entry that has been in the back of our minds for a long time, and I can’t wait to show it you. (UPDATE: Go here to see how we used the Animal Push Pins)

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However, for now, I’ll just share these fun little animal push pins which will be part of that bigger DIY project.

These Arctic Animal Push Pins are no longer for sale on Anthropologie, but I believe they were retailing for about $12. Not terribly pricey, but it only included 5 push pins — if I started purchasing large quantities that could get expensive quickly.

I found these toy animals at Seek and Find Treasures in Louisville. I got 2 bags of animals at $1.50 each and then got to work on this simple Knock-Off.

They each received a couple coats of Flat White spray paint.

They were looking much better, but I added a coat of Gloss Clear spray paint to give them a “shiny-ness” like the ceramic push pins from Anthropologie.

I used E-6000 Craft Adhesive to attach a plain Metal Thumb Tack to the back of each animal.

Aren’t they cute and fun? I know my little boy is going to love them too.
Plastic Animals – thrifted, $3


  • Thumbtacks
  • White Spray Paint
  • Clear Gloss Coat Spray Paint
  • E-6000 Glue
  • Plastic Animals

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Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

Oh, yay, April!! Thanks so much :) I'll definitely be back next week for the chalkboard party too!

April Hoff

Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

Love these push pins, girls! Thanks for linking up to the "Get Your DIY On" link up party! I'm featuring you on Sunday at 7:00! Be sure to bring your chalkboard projects to the party! :)

Craftivity Designs

Tuesday 11th of June 2013

Thanks, Tanya! Isn't Knock Off Decor such a fun site? So excited to be able to share these on Beckie's blog.

Tanya Runkle

Monday 10th of June 2013

These are SO great! Saw them on Knock Off Decor today :)

xo, Tanya twelveOeight