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    Quote Originally Posted by meggiebeth View Post
    I have bought "memory boxes" (think they're pretty similar to shadow boxes) and used these to display pins- in also pretty crafty so enjoy creating a background with board and then fabric or scrapbook paper which IMO is much nicer than just plain cork board. I have also bought some custom lanyards to display my collections (or some of them haha) on as I figured half the fun is showing them off at the parks! Sadly they're so heavy I don't wear them for long!
    Oh I like the scrapbook paper idea. Yeah I don't like normal cork appearance. So finding an alternative to that has been challenging. I might start going the shadowbox approach. I tried to get like a sports jersey display case. But the pins wouldn't go through. So that wasn't a good fit either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jprincess View Post
    How do you get the felt to stay? Do you hot glue gun it to the batting? What exactly do you mean by batting? Is it called that at a craft store! Really liked the pictures of your displayed pins in the glass shadow boxes. Wasn't sure though how you exactly did it.
    Nope, just laid the felt down over top of the batting (yes, that's what it's called. It's what you use in quilts. ) the weight of the pins plus the pressure from the glass keeps the felt from sliding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerlinEmrys View Post
    Nope, just laid the felt down over top of the batting (yes, that's what it's called. It's what you use in quilts. ) the weight of the pins plus the pressure from the glass keeps the felt from sliding.

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    Oh that sounds like a really great approach. That's for the shadowboxes you have with the glass in the front correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jprincess View Post
    Oh that sounds like a really great approach. That's for the shadowboxes you have with the glass in the front correct?
    Correct. I usually get them from Hobby Lobby. I'll take some pictures of the layers tonight so you can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerlinEmrys View Post
    Correct. I usually get them from Hobby Lobby. I'll take some pictures of the layers tonight so you can see.

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    Ah love Hobby Lobby. They have such great coupons. Okay thanks a bunch! Yeah that will probably make it a bit easier to understand. Thanks Merlin.
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    I really love this cork board idea and it probably is not the expensive which is right up my alley. This way my little ones can see the pins on the wall whenever they want but they will be set high enough where only Mommy(Me) can handle them if need be.

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    I am slowing putting some of my pins in shadow boxes. I have some on canvas. I recently found 2 shadow boxes with thin cork already built in. I am currently looking for more of these without luck.

    I use Scrap Booking paper (so all sorts of different colors and styles) over the cork. I would love to post some pictures of the my completed shadow boxes, but somehow currently I am unable to post attachments. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerlinEmrys View Post
    Nope, just laid the felt down over top of the batting (yes, that's what it's called. It's what you use in quilts. ) the weight of the pins plus the pressure from the glass keeps the felt from sliding.

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    You have the pins actually touch the glass? I thought shadowboxes have space in between the glass and the back or is there no more space because of the filler material? I've been looking into shadowboxes as well, but the ones I've seen at Michaels are all pretty deep (like 1"?).
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    I have a mixture of frames , standard frames are absolutely fine for pins that aren't multi-layered (occasionally I need to reinforce the back so it holds but not too often) . Box frames are much better for the multi-layered ones or just plain wider ones .
    I've seen people use just the frame and remove the glass altogether , not an option for me (I'm allergic to house dust!) But that looks pretty good sometimes .
    I'm also focusing more on the thin plastic rather than glass frames , because they're lighter and have a bit more flexibility

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    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!


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    Quote Originally Posted by speedwaystar1 View Post
    I have a mixture of frames , standard frames are absolutely fine for pins that aren't multi-layered (occasionally I need to reinforce the back so it holds but not too often) . Box frames are much better for the multi-layered ones or just plain wider ones .
    I've seen people use just the frame and remove the glass altogether , not an option for me (I'm allergic to house dust!) But that looks pretty good sometimes .
    I'm also focusing more on the thin plastic rather than glass frames , because they're lighter and have a bit more flexibility
    That makes sense. I've seen your displays they are really neat. Thanks for the suggestions!
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    I think I will use the large framed cork board for the Elliot pins because I think it will go well will the Disney section of our basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wugaboo View Post
    I think I will use the large framed cork board for the Elliot pins because I think it will go well will the Disney section of our basement.
    Oh that's awesome! I have two framed ones. They are really great!
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