Sunday, November 2, 2014

Disney Pin Trading Board

On my second trip to Disney World, I was introduced to Pin Trading! I didn't participate in it my first trip and let me tell you, doing the trading makes the experience even more fun! When going into each shop and ride you feel like you're on a mission to check out what pins the cast members had. It was really exciting to try and locate certain ones - I was looking for the Disney Princess shoes. I also bought a couple like the Rapunzel and Tinkerbell and Grape Soda pin from Up. And the Elvis Stitch was a gift from my brother when he first visited Disney, too! A few of these were also traded with friends on Instagram and Facebook pin trading boards. This is a really fun hobby to have so I wanted to showcase my pins on a decorative board I could hang up in my room. And here's how I made it!

Supplies needed:
Canvas - mine is 11x14
Paint brush
Acrylic paint
Tacky glue

First paint your canvas any color you want. I chose metallic purple to match the ribbon I found at Hobby Lobby.

I did two coats of paint. Make sure to let the first coat dry completely. Before the second finished drying I sprinkled some fine glitter onto it.

Next, measure how much ribbon you'll need and cut them into four strips.

Then dab on some tacky glue and use a brush to smooth it out. Lay your ribbon over it and gently press it down to smooth out bumps.

I let everything dry over overnight, then the next day I put my Disney pins on the board! I like this better than using a cork board because my mickey pin-backs stay with the pins.

I love having a special place for all my collected pins! And I hope to collect more someday and make another colorful canvas board for them.


Have you ever done Disney Pin Trading?
How do you store your pins?


  1. I inadvertently got into pin trading at this year's PAXs and have been working on a way of displaying my pins. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Thanks for the inspiration! Mine are in a Jack Skellington pin trading bag that I got a Disneyland. I should display them. Are you collecting which ever ones you like or a theme? I'm collecting Alice in Wonderland & Nightmare Before Christmas ones.

  4. I've been wanting to do the pin trading for a few years now, but I wasn't exactly sure how to do it (like, do you ask people to trade with you? Or is it all online?)
    But I love the board Idea, and I have a lot of band badges to pin on one!


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