Discussion in 'Disney Pin Discussion' started by Addicted to Alice Pins, Feb 27, 2018.
Kohls to me is a grocery store.
Speaking of Kohls, if you watch their coupons and clearance, you can get great deals on frames, etc.
Haha sorry for my remote-ness with regards to frame sources XD
One of them I found at a church fair, the other I got online from a 2nd hand seller and it was originally a mirror and gold and the third was a mirror in my parents rental property that they got rid of when renovating.
My tips are - look online for 2nd hand sellers or craigslist and use terms like "ornate frame" or "ornate mirror" and don't be put off if they're gold or a different colour. Two of mine were gold and we spray painted them, took out the mirror parts and mounted cork in the back like a picture frame.
Also, I buy my cork as an actual cork board and cut it down to size with a craft knife, I don't think our stores sell sheets of cork and it's cheap enough to get a large board to cut down
I saw this at my Tuesday Morning yesterday!
It's not the largest, but the shadow box has a built in pin board. It might be a good place to look!
Do they still have Gimbels?
Marshall Fields used to own Target.
No. Pretty sure Gimbels closed down in the late '80s. Marshall Fields is gone now too, which is still hard for me to believe as a native of the Chicago area. It was such an institution.
I use the thinner rolled cork board, spray mount it to some foam core, and cover the whole thing (cork board side) with fabric.
The fabric makes it look nicer than just cork board - plus hides where the cork board eventually starts to break apart some from adding and removing pins. The layer of cork board helps to hold the pin in place in case the frame is bumped or anything while the foam core board keeps the needle part safe from being bent or anything.
Yes! I ran into this problem for my space shadowbox. My cork was too thick but not enough for the whole post, so each pin is slightly raised from the "floor" level. I looked at one of my old cork boards that's peeling, and only like.. 1/8" is cork, and under it is a hard foam-like material. I think that's prob the way to go.
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