8 ways to display your pins

Published on 05/04/2021

Looking for ideas on how to display your pin collection? Look no further! I’m going to go over 8 different options that I think look really nice, and work for all types of situations. You’re sure to find one or more options that will work well specifically for your needs and collection. Don’t forget that if you have a lot of pins you can always consider multiple displays with themes based on the pins you own!

1. Shadow Box

This is my preferred way to display my pins! It’s as simple as buying a shadow box and some cork sheets from a craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. It looks great hung on your wall, and displays your pins in a simple and elegant way.

Frame and cork sheet bought from Michaels. Pins available on my Etsy store!

2. Banner

Banners are a popular option for pin display as well. They come in all different sizes and are easy to customize. They are available in all kinds of colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes, so you are sure to find one perfect for your needs!

Pin banner available from theshabbystitchery.

3. Pin Hoops

Much like banners, they come in all sizes and with lots of pattern and color options. Since they are embroidery hoops (traditionally) a lot of sellers offer custom embroidery as well. I find pin hoops very cute as pin display!

These cute, vintage pin hoops are available from TheBookishCreations.

4. Backpacks / ITA Bags

If you want to display your collection on the go, this is a wonderful option. These bags are usually designed especially for displaying your pins in a safe manner, protected from weather, and with measures to prevent losing them. There are tons of options and themes out there. This is a very kid-friendly option too!

This adorable, eco-friendly backpack made with vegan leather is available from AxolandFriends.

5. Keychain

This is one I haven’t actually seen before! But thought it was a really cute and new way to display your pins. Also another kid-friendly item, for those who want to show off their collection on the go! These will obviously not fit quite as many, but they’re good for smaller collections!

These are available from NuckingFutsNerd.

6. Display Stands

Perfect for those extra special pins in your collection. These stands are not space-efficient for sure, but will definitely draw attention to your favorites. Will make a lovely addition to a shelf or your desk!

These are available from Enamel3dInc.

7. Hats

I’ve seen this option around, but I am not a hat wearer myself. I’m not sure if you can feel the pin backs on your head, so that might be something to take into consideration. But I definitely think this option can be really cute!

Image Source: perspcmx

8. Jackets

Probably the most traditional way to display pins; pinned on your jacket. This is a great way for you to display your personality and let people see what messages you believe in. Great for starting conversations!

Image Source; pintopiauk


So, there you have it! 8 different ways to display your pin collection. There are a lot of options out there, so you shouldn’t worry about not being able to find exactly what you want! Do you have any tips for pin display? Let us know in the comments! Thanks for reading.