A New Style Guide + Gold Leaf DIY Thumbtacks

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Style guide inspiration. Make a physical mood board to bring your Pinterest boards to life. #moodboard #styleguide #inspo

Over the weekend, I finished up my first style guide of the year. And from the looks of things, I’m still very much drawn to color palettes that are mix a of neutrals and bold pops of color.

To get my January organization into gear, I also made some gold DIY push pins, for good measure. So I’m sharing the tutorial for those and the full style guide today. Click through to check it out.

Gold Foil DIY Thumbtacks! Make these gold foil thumbtacks with this simple hack. #gold #organization #thumbtacks #office #moodboard #styleguide #inspo

Lets get down to brass tacks (ha) first…Well, I guess they’re technically gold leaf tacks but you know what I mean. Here’s how to make your own…

Materials for Gold Thumbtacks

Instructions for Gold Thumbtacks

1. Place a sheet of gold, silver, or copper foil on a flat surface. Then use the paint brush to apply adhesive sizing to one side of the square thumbtack. Wait for the sizing to get tacky, according to packaging, then place that side down onto the sheet of metal leaf.

2. Repeat this process over and over with new thumbtacks.

3. Pull the thumbtacks up and gold leaf will have stuck to that one side.

4. Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 with other sides of the thumbtacks until they’re completely covered.

Style guide inspiration. Make a physical mood board to bring your Pinterest boards to life. #moodboard #styleguide #inspo

As for the style guide… See those pastel orangey peach and creamy tan colors that pop up in 3 or 4 photos? Obsessed with those colors rn, especially with variations of blue.

I’ve also been inspired by unique type treatments lately and that mini poster WE MUST BRIDGE THIS DIVIDE is my fave. It’s from Eleven5 (used to be in their shop, but I don’t think it’s available anymore).

Style guide inspiration. Make a physical mood board to bring your Pinterest boards to life. #moodboard #styleguide #inspo

Gold Foil DIY Thumbtacks! Make these gold foil thumbtacks with this simple hack. #gold #organization #thumbtacks #office #moodboard #styleguide #inspo

Style guide inspiration. Make a physical mood board to bring your Pinterest boards to life. #moodboard #styleguide #inspo

Have you been creating any styles guide / physical moldboards yet this year? What colors, textures, things, places are you inspired by most this season?

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7 comments | Click here to reply

Cool idea, and I really like the style inspiration board. It’s both functional and decorative!
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Michelle | January 29th, 2018 at 11:34 am

Thanks Michelle. I think this is my fave style guide so far. 🙂

Brittni | January 29th, 2018 at 11:34 am

Thanks Pink Pineapple. 🙂

Brittni | February 12th, 2018 at 3:18 pm

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6 DIYs to Try This Weekend - Paper and Stitch | March 2nd, 2018 at 9:08 am

Love those thumb tacks! My project for the weekend! I’m really excited! Thanks for sharing.❤

Trina Rodriguez | March 2nd, 2018 at 10:09 pm

Its brilliant idea of thumb tacks, Love you for sharing such wonderful tips.

andrew | June 9th, 2018 at 7:47 am
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