How-to: DIY Cork Push Pins

We are so happy to introduce our newest member of the Crafts Unleashed Design Team, Kelly from Live Laugh Rowe! Kelly is an incredibly talented creator of beautiful things. We are so excited for the new and fun crafts she will be bringing here to share on Crafts Unleashed! Without further ado, here’s Kelly with the cutest DIY cork push pins ever!


Hello sweet friends! Cork seems to be trending lately…. I’ve seen cork shoes, trivets, wall art, magnets, and so many other fun cork crafts around the world wide web.  I’ve been dying to try these DIY push pins for some time and I finally made that happen.  YAY!  I’m super excited to share this fun and incredibly easy tutorial with all of you today!

DIY cork push pins - Crafts UnleashedSupplies needed to make your own DIY cork push pins:

Ready?  Here we go.

Step 1:  Drill holes into the tops of  each of your corks (I used a 3/32 drill bit).  Side note:  You might be able to pull this off with a screw if you don’t have a drill, just be sure your hole isn’t too big or too deep.

DIY cork push pins - Crafts UnleashedStep 2:  Glue a thumb tack to one side of each cork.  Let it set for 24 hours.

DIY cork push pins - Crafts Unleashed Step 3:  Add feathers (or dried flowers) and fancify your bulletin boards!

DIY cork push pins - Crafts UnleashedWhat do you think?  They make me smile, and I think they added a little extra flair to the painted bulletin board in my craft room.  A lot of creative fun can happen here, wouldn’t you agree?  I think they’d be fun to share with co-workers too!  Happy crafting!

About Kelly

Kelly is the crafter, cook and writer behind the creative lifestyle blog, There you will find that she blogs about DIY projects, crafts, recipes, and life’s moments. She has a love for vintage finds, the color turquoise and has a mild addiction to coffee. Kelly lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband and their two furry friends, Parker and Buster. Grab a cup of joe and stop by to say hello!


  1. super cute! I’ve been looking for some creative and cute push pins. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. They are so darn (frigin) cute. I love them. Easy, and would make a great gift. XO

  3. Oh so cute – thanks for posting your tutorial, now all I need is some corks (wink, wink)!

  4. These are so cute! Great photos! =)

  5. Sharon Kuert says:

    Of course I got to see these first hand and what an amazing job you did! I love them and I will definitely make some. Love you, Mom!

  6. JaneEllen says:

    So darned cute Kelly, great little project to put together. Great tutorial. Like that it’s a quick project. Happy summer

  7. Those are adorable! What a great idea!!

  8. Such a fun idea!! I love it!!

  9. These are just precious!! What a good idea. You also put together a great tutorial.

  10. Kristine says:

    what a lovely idea!! so cute and creative! thanks for sharing kelly! :)

  11. Love! Good photo styling!

  12. Kelly, these push pins are SO cute and I would love to make some of these to brighten up my office. Congratulations on becoming a member of the Crafts Unleashed Design Team!!! I’m sure they know how they lucky they are to have you! :) Pinning and sharing on Twitter – look forward to many more of your great projects, now in TWO places! :) Have a happy week!

  13. I have a giant bowl full of corks that I have been collecting….for not good reason. Now I know what to do with them! Thanks Kelly 😉

  14. Since I go through a large amount of corks (don’t judge me!), this is the perfect way to recycle them!!

    • HA! Girl, this made me laugh out loud and I quickly visualized all of your pics of win on Instagram :) I’m sure your cork pins will turn out fabulous!! Hugs.

  15. OMGosh Kelly these are ADORABLE!! So creative – I love them. Pinning and sharing now!! :)

  16. These are absolutely genius! Love it!

  17. What a fun idea! I love it!


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