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Pin trading is one of my family’s favorite Disney traditions. We’ve collected quite a few pins over the years. It’s a blast to look at them and reminisce about trips to our happy place. We needed more space to display our ever growing collection, so this Mickey-fied cork board was the best way to do it. Let me show you how!
- cork board
- acrylic paint
- foam brush
- adhesive backed foam sheet
- see through plastic lid
- Mickey shape template printed on cardstock
Print the Mickey template (found here) on a piece of cardstock. Cut out whichever size one you want. Then you’ll trace around it on the back of the foam sheet three times.
Cut out the three Mickey shapes. Remove the paper that covers the adhesive and then stack them on top of each other. Stick the Mickey shape on the flat part of the plastic lid.
Apply the paint to your Mickey stamp using a foam brush. You want the paint to be just thick enough to get full coverage, but not so thick it runs.
Stamp it down on the cork board. Press over the stamp so you make sure all the parts of it are making good contact with the cork board. Using a clear lid for your stamp makes this process so easy. If your first stamp doesn’t go on as nicely as you were hoping, just stamp over it a second time.
Repeat the stamping process until your cork board looks as full as you want.
The acrylic paint should dry very, very quickly so your cork board will be ready to use in no time.
You can use almost any cork board for this, but avoid any that are too thin. I highly recommend picking up this exact one from Target. It is so thick that the pins don’t poke out from the back at all. Plus, I was able to use curbside pickup…oh yeah!
Does your family enjoy pin trading when you visit Disney? I’d love to know some of the creative ways you display your Disney trading pins!
Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!