Disney Pin Trading is one of those things I told myself I would NEVER do – I just didn’t want to get all caught up in the cost and the obsession of finding that “one elusive pin”….and that resolve lasted right up until I saw a Fozzie Bear pin on someone’s backpack while at Disney World. It was just an innocent little pin of Fozzie wearing Mickey Ears, but for some reason I couldn’t get it out of my head! Spent the next day hunting it at every Pin stand/kiosk/display I could find, and when I finally found it – it was in a pack with 6 other Muppets wearing Mickey Ears…and since I had to have Fozzie, I bought the whole pack, and so began the pin trading…
I’ve tried not to get TOO wrapped up in it, but over the past few years I have amassed a nice little collection, and I hate the idea that I bring these pins home and just put them away in a drawer until my next WDW Trip…so if you’re like me and want to proudly show off your Disney pins, read on for my Disney Pin Display Ideas:
This is currently what I have my pins displayed in – it was actually really simple to make. Check out how to DIY your own here
Customization tip: I used sparkly black felt for the background on mine because it doesn’t show pinholes easily, which is good in case I want to rearrange the pins. But you can use any type of fabric or paper in place of the felt. Disney scrapbook paper or fabric would be a nice choice, or you can bring home some Disney Park Maps for the background, too!
This is a SUPER easy display idea – basically no effort required, especially if you have an old bulletin board laying around somewhere (I know I do, back from my school days!). Simply dust it off, and start tacking on the pins!
Customization Tip: If you aren’t into the cork-brown color, you can always slap some paint on the cork itself, or the frame, too!
If you have an old frame laying around, this one would be a cinch to throw together. Frame + Fabric = Pin Display! Check out the instructions here
Customization Tip: Disney fabric is available in TONS of patterns at your local Jo-Ann Fabrics or other craft store!
When it comes to wearing your Pins, the most popular way is via a lanyard – there are TONS available for sale wherever Disney sells their pins (aka basically at every store in the Parks), so you can easily find one that fits your style. Or you can adorn your purse, backpack, diaper bag, hat, or hoodie with them too!
Pro Tip: Make sure you invest in some of the locking pin backs if you plan on wearing your Pins so you don’t accidentally lose any!
Speaking of lanyards…A hook for each family member to hang their Pin lanyard on is a super easy way to display the pins at home, too!
Hopefully these ideas have inspired you to grab your pins from that drawer or closet and display them proudly! Like any collection, they deserve a chance to shine and be shown off!
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