Put A Pin it!

September 26th, 2011

Here’s another project that I recently finished for work. I wanted to play off a Día de los Muertos aesthetic but interpret it in a new way. Foam-core was used for the base and standard sewing pins to created the larger image. After that, I used bright thread to fill in the rest of the piece.

I love how it turned out and I have so many other ideas I can’t wait to try this technique on! This first one was quite ambitious and terribly time consumming but I learned some valuable tricks along the way. I’ll be sure to share more projects soon!

22 Responses to “Put A Pin it!”

  1. sara Says:

    I love this! I wish I had it for my wall!

  2. rachel Says:

    wow! this is incredible (and beautiful).

  3. Michelle Says:

    That is really cool! Great idea.

  4. Angel Y. Says:

    Oh this is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with us 🙂

  5. Megan Says:

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

  6. bein good to me Says:

    This is incredible! Amazing color choices too. So how long did it end up taking you?

  7. Kathleen Says:

    Hi Lisa! I think it took me about 25-30 hours to complete this project. A lot of late nights in front of the tv and several mishaps of dropping all my pins into my shag carpet :p heehee Thanks for the comment!

  8. Liz Says:

    Usually this is done with nails hammered into a piece of wood, but I bet this method is much quieter and cheaper! Looks good.

  9. Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove Says:

    This is awesome! Thanks for posting this 🙂

    PS – So glad you’re back to blogging!

  10. Ridgely's Radar Says:

    Wow! This is so cool!

  11. mollie Says:

    this is pretty amazing. thanks for posting and for the inspiration!

  12. Claire @gibsonking Says:

    you are beyond creative!!!

  13. Jolie Goodnight Says:

    What an incredible idea! The pins add such an amazing touch.

  14. val Says:

    amazing I am mexican and seen a lot, but this is so original

    again let me tell you how glad I am you are back


  15. alla Says:

    I love it, esp the colors.

  16. Leslie Says:

    This is TOO awesome.

  17. Kirsty@BowerbirdBlue Says:

    sooooo, wonderful, love it and have pinned it myself.

  18. Monica N Says:

    Oh my goodness, my husband has been talking about making something like this covering an entire wall. He’s thrown out the idea of a dia de los muertos skull but keeps hesitating about the effort needed to finish! Such a wonderful job!

  19. Sophisticated Stationery Says:

    What a great way to decorate for Halloween! It will be cool to try different designs and colors!

  20. Allison Says:

    Awesome…I’m going to make one of these for the Day of the Dead celebration we’re having at the high school I teach at.

    I also posted about it on our blog:


  21. susan@pocacosa Says:

    seriously this is AH-MAZING!

  22. Jewels Says:

    Skull motifs usually aren’t my thing, but I love the dia de los muertos aesthetic. This is amazing! Adore the colors.