Every month I host a variety segment on our show, Partners Behind the Mouse on Magic 24.7. The segment is named “Trading Up with Krystal” and I talk up Disney Pin Trading Tips and more. I have been a part of the Disney Pin Trading Community for years and I love to share my ideas. With that, I look forward to sharing those tips and more here on Countdown to D23 with you all!
A lot of people ask me how they can store their pins better. Obviously the best way to store pins is via a satchel with felt sheets to place each pin carefully on or a binder complete with sports card dividers to put each pin with card back inside. However, some people want to actually display their pins for all to see without the hassle of opening their satchels or binders to show off their collections. Obviously this is something someone would want to do to display their pins in their home, at a convention, etc. My recommendation for this is to simply use a Cork Board.
Cork Board can be purchased at any hobby, craft or hardware store in a variety of sizes and thickness. I of course would recommend at least an inch or thicker of cork board in order to properly place each pin without it falling off. Everyone knows what it feels like to loose a Disney Pin within the community and it is not a pleasant thing. Ensure the material of the cork board is not flimsy and is a thicker stock to ensure the pins will be cushioned properly and easily post in the board.
From there, it is up to you how creative you want to get. You can drape fabric over the cork board and at embellishments as you wish. Even framing the cork board would give it a classy touch. Just again always remember to ensure your cork board is large enough to display the amount of pins you wish because you want to space your pins at least an inch and a half to an inch apart from one another. This insures there is no rubbing of the pins and damaging with scratches. Also, hang onto those pin backs. You simply want to press in the pins into the cork board but store your pin backs for future if you wish to ever trade the pin or take them on a trip with you.
This project is also a great way to get your kids involved with collecting. It teaches them how to care well for their belongings and is a great display decor for their rooms. Kids love projects and what better fun then being proud of all the pins they’ve received. What a great way to remember your trips as well!
So there you have it. Simple, easy and a quick way to display your pins without worry and it doubles as Disney decor. If you have any other questions regarding Disney Pin Trading Tips, I am happy to answer them at anytime. Just comment below.
Thanks for reading and happy pin trading!