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DIY // glitter pegs.

April 5, 2012

I’ve gotten into the habit of displaying things on string, attached with little wooden pegs – the kind my mother used to hang the clothes to the drying line with when we were kids. It’s no secret that I love glitter, that being so, I added little sparkle to the wooden pegs.


{apply a thin layer of mod podge to the wooden peg}

{press the wooden peg (mod podge side down) into the glitter}

{ta da! apply another thin layer of mod podge over the glitter for extra coating}

{use to display all your favorite pictures, papers, cards, etc!}

187 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2012 1:01 pm

    beautiful idea

  2. margiewrites permalink
    April 23, 2012 1:07 pm

    Love this idea! From far away you just see sparkle and can’t tell what’s pinning the items up. Def catches the eye.

  3. April 23, 2012 1:14 pm

    Anything with glitter makes me happy. Anything with glitter that I can actually do myself makes me ecstatic!

    Except MAN do I hate the random flecks of glitter that become affixed to every surface of my skin/desk/carpeting after these DIY projects…


    • April 23, 2012 6:50 pm

      What about all the glitter that tends to stick around for the next 2 years…….

    • Chris permalink
      April 23, 2012 11:38 pm

      My friend calls glitter “the herpes of the craft world”. In her words, once you get it, you just can’t seem to get rid of it. 😀

    • April 25, 2012 11:42 am

      my friends joke that anywhere i am, glitter is. i love it, so i live with the ‘everything covered in glitter’ consequences.

  4. Terribly Sorry permalink
    April 23, 2012 1:14 pm

    I can really connect with these: a row of pegs on a line and glitter. Simply wonderful.

  5. April 23, 2012 1:25 pm

    Quite creative yet simple. I like the general idea of the sting holding your meaningful papers and photos. It is very cute!


  6. April 23, 2012 1:27 pm

    This is really nice. So simple yet soo creative 🙂

  7. shannmark permalink
    April 23, 2012 1:32 pm

    sparkly is my favorite color! very cute!

  8. April 23, 2012 1:43 pm

    Fantastic – we’ve just been gifted my dear old Gran’s wooden pegs… guess what we’ll be doing this weekend? I’ll probably do a post on it, crediting you Guys and linking back at some point! Loving anything DIY vibe…breathing new life into old things!

    • April 25, 2012 11:44 am

      a great way to freshen up something that’s been in the family for a while! let us know when the post it up. : )

  9. hodgepodge4thesoul permalink
    April 23, 2012 1:45 pm


  10. April 23, 2012 1:57 pm

    lovely and simple idea! *gone to buy some glitters* 🙂

  11. April 23, 2012 2:15 pm

    These look great, particularly against that dark wall but with so much over at TheBigForest I think Im just going to have to admire rather than make unfortunately!

  12. April 23, 2012 2:35 pm

    Nicely done, friends! This is one of my favourite ways to toss together a quick “mood wash line” of clippings, pictures, fabric, cards. I use all different sizes and colours of pegs, and different sorts of string, twine, and yarn to keep it crazy.

  13. April 23, 2012 2:52 pm

    Great idea, Thanks!

  14. fullwellytillitgoesbang permalink
    April 23, 2012 3:11 pm

    I’m a well-hard lifetime 57 year-old biker…. I stumbled on here by accident…. honest, I did.
    Please don’t tell my mates that I like things that glitter….. or that I’m gonna get some pegs tomorrow….

    • the Wicked Bitch permalink
      April 23, 2012 4:04 pm

      all bikers like things that glitter! hahaha…. ~another biker

    • Chris permalink
      April 23, 2012 11:39 pm

      If bikers didn’t like things that glitter and shine, the folks who do chroming would be out of a job. Just saying.

      • tinytes permalink
        April 27, 2012 6:02 am

        I was thinking the same thing about chrome! That said, your secret is safe here with us! 🙂

  15. April 23, 2012 3:20 pm

    This is a brilliant idea!

  16. Amy permalink
    April 23, 2012 3:26 pm

    Great idea

  17. toliveinspired permalink
    April 23, 2012 3:47 pm

    What a fun idea! I love the look of it! Thanks for the DIY!

  18. April 23, 2012 4:12 pm


  19. Amy permalink
    April 23, 2012 4:18 pm

    Very Cool idea, Can’t wait to try it!

  20. April 23, 2012 4:33 pm

    Nice, so simple, and sparkly. But what I love most of all is the little card with the name of your blog and tag line! That is a super idea.

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed.

  21. April 23, 2012 4:40 pm

    Ahhh so cute!

    I am stealing this! (sorry)

    So easy and cheap, especially as I’m currently buying things for my first home with my boyfriend, this is lovely. I will be doing this along with making my own bunting! xoxo

    • April 25, 2012 11:46 am

      No need to apologize! We put the ideas out there to hopefully inspire others. Glad it did.

  22. April 23, 2012 4:49 pm

    This is fabulous! Thanks.

  23. April 23, 2012 5:02 pm

    Cute. Great tip!

  24. April 23, 2012 5:26 pm

    So nice 🙂

  25. April 23, 2012 6:01 pm

    You had me at Glitter! I really love the end result though – and so simple! A new holiday card display solution!

  26. CakeDoll permalink
    April 23, 2012 6:08 pm

    I love these 🙂 Great idea!

  27. Andrea permalink
    April 23, 2012 6:25 pm

    This is such a cool idea!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  28. April 23, 2012 6:57 pm

    I am doing the exact same thing. Was going to go plain but the glitter will work in very well with the space theme we have going on.

  29. April 23, 2012 7:57 pm

    very nice

  30. April 23, 2012 8:32 pm

    these are so cute and simple to make! i can totally use these…gonna do it!!!! great post!

  31. April 23, 2012 8:45 pm

    Hmm… How inspirational! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  32. scoops permalink
    April 23, 2012 9:13 pm

    Reblogged this on skinny love.

  33. April 23, 2012 9:22 pm

    Martha Stewart Glitter is the best! Love the glitter pegs!

  34. April 23, 2012 9:41 pm

    Very Simple tutorial… I would like to try 😀

  35. April 23, 2012 10:08 pm

    So cute! I’m attracted to anything that glitters as well! 🙂

  36. April 23, 2012 10:13 pm

    great idea ill def be trying this soon!

  37. April 23, 2012 10:28 pm

    so cool n great idea

  38. April 23, 2012 10:30 pm

    This is fabulous

  39. April 23, 2012 10:46 pm

    A really cool way to keep glitter scattered all about your house. Oh, and those are really neat clips too.

  40. April 23, 2012 10:52 pm

    such a lovely, simple, useful, pretty idea! “Love” sparkle! Can’t wait to create!

  41. April 23, 2012 11:11 pm

    Love this idea!

  42. April 23, 2012 11:56 pm

    Super cute idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  43. April 24, 2012 12:13 am

    so cute! Also how did you make the jars up top with the social buttons?> Is that a widget?

    • April 25, 2012 11:47 am

      I actually designed the jars at the top myself, then coded them to fit into the theme.

  44. Ruthie permalink
    April 24, 2012 12:26 am

    Very cute idea, definately going to be digging out my glitter and clothes pins! Yes, I still have a bag full, the kind of bad that actually held the pins and hung on the line for convenience! LOL
    Thanks for sharing@

  45. Manjoor permalink
    April 24, 2012 12:38 am

    great !

  46. wackyspeaks permalink
    April 24, 2012 12:52 am

    lovely idea and everyone can do this 🙂 do you mount the ends or just tape it?

  47. April 24, 2012 1:14 am

    Such a simple idea but it really adds glitz and glamour to the pegs 🙂

  48. April 24, 2012 1:19 am

    What an awesome idea! And doesn’t look difficult either…. I’m surely gonna try it soon 🙂

  49. April 24, 2012 1:35 am

    This is so easy and very versatile! Thanks!

  50. April 24, 2012 1:36 am

    Reblogged this on sleepybookworm and commented:
    Here are one of the easy and very versatile crafts you could do, thanks to City In A Jar.

  51. April 24, 2012 2:50 am

    Wow, what a nice and simple idea yet very impressive. Gotta try someday. Thank you :O)

  52. lijiujiu permalink
    April 24, 2012 2:51 am

    Excellent post.
    I admire your skill so much. Thanks for sharing.

  53. Countess Das permalink
    April 24, 2012 2:51 am

    awesome… i’m gonna try this…

  54. April 24, 2012 3:35 am

    love it

  55. Fernanda Lemon permalink
    April 24, 2012 5:15 am

    So simple and beautiful! 🙂

  56. April 24, 2012 6:01 am

    beautiful idea

  57. homeflair permalink
    April 24, 2012 6:22 am

    Lovely idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  58. April 24, 2012 6:23 am

    Reblogged this on Stitch Mode and commented:
    What a cute idea, quite a bit different from the usual pinboard! Love it. 🙂

  59. April 24, 2012 6:25 am

    I used to do that. Never thought about glitter but had flowers attached to them. It’s a really cute yet simple idea 🙂

  60. April 24, 2012 6:54 am

    very nice and simply idea [^_^]

  61. April 24, 2012 7:10 am

    Interesting idea. Different.

  62. April 24, 2012 7:22 am

    Reblogged this on nicethingsinmylife and commented:
    So simple and yet very creative and effective – love it.

  63. April 24, 2012 7:23 am

    I love it, it’s so simple and yet very effective. Also just re-blogged this on
    thanks for the great idea.

  64. Emma @ Sweet Mabel permalink
    April 24, 2012 7:34 am

    Love a bit of sparkle x

  65. April 24, 2012 7:48 am

    glitter and sparkles makes d craft beatiful…
    good praclice..I love this

  66. April 24, 2012 7:51 am

    Neat idea! I also have a wire strung up in my dining room (of all places) for hanging things. It started with my son’s childhood artwork, but now that he’s older, I hang birthday cards, occasional recipes, decorating ideas that I like, etc. I’m glad to find a kindred spirit!

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  67. April 24, 2012 8:04 am

    Fantastic idea! My daughter’s will love this!

  68. twentyninedresses permalink
    April 24, 2012 8:07 am

    Reblogged this on Once in a Blue Moon and commented:
    So pretty, shall make it some day. (:

  69. April 24, 2012 8:46 am

    I have a slight obsession with pegs, too–love the idea of adding the pop of glitz!

  70. April 24, 2012 8:47 am

    What a great DIY project! So simple, yet fun and decorative.

    If you love DIY projects, check out this one that we came up with. We might not be stringing photos, but CDs are just as fun to display on strings!

  71. April 24, 2012 8:54 am

    This looks super satisfying, and the result looks fantastic. I’d like to get hold of some of that modge podge stuff!

    • April 25, 2012 11:49 am

      In all honesty, a white glue will probably work just as well. It just needs to be sticky and dry clear!

    • April 26, 2012 7:22 pm

      Yes, any white glue (elmer’s for ex), will work, and if it’s too thick, just mix in a little water to thin it out. This is an excellent substitute, and less expensive too.

  72. lazyhippiemama permalink
    April 24, 2012 9:23 am

    Fun! And it fits right in my budget too!

  73. April 24, 2012 9:54 am

    I made one of these for my daughter while she was away on a cruise.

  74. April 24, 2012 10:03 am

    nice idea! i’ll to deco my home with that~

  75. April 24, 2012 10:19 am

    so simple, yet so adorable! 😀 thank you!

  76. April 24, 2012 11:05 am

    I love this!! What a great and adorable idea!

  77. April 24, 2012 12:05 pm

    I must show my daughter your post! She’s constantly hanging things on strings in her room. It looks so cool!

  78. April 24, 2012 12:17 pm

    Very nice! I always display my daughter’s artwork on a string in our kitchen. We’ll have to decorate the pegs now!

  79. April 24, 2012 12:25 pm

    Sometimes, it is the most simple things that bring us the greatest pleasure. Thank you for showing me today yet another way to enjoy my life. A “glitter peg” is exactly what I needed to find. Now, I have a project to set out on. Great blogging!

  80. April 24, 2012 12:34 pm

    Super cute 🙂 Might try this with my nephew!

  81. April 24, 2012 1:41 pm

    Very cool idea.

  82. April 24, 2012 2:32 pm

    Wouldn’t white glue work as well as Mod Podge? I’m curious why you specifically used it?

    • April 25, 2012 11:50 am

      I just had an excess of modpodge and no glue around. Glue would work just as well.

      • April 25, 2012 11:54 am

        That would be a good T-shirt. “I’m not clingy, I just have an excess of modpodge.”

      • April 25, 2012 11:57 am

        ha! i like it.

  83. April 24, 2012 3:12 pm

    This is the perfect DYI craft project for me and my daughter. She loves glitter, hopefully it won’t be too messy of a cleanup and my washer can take it.

  84. April 24, 2012 4:06 pm

    CUTE! I would totally use these to hang washing out. Neighbours would be so jealous! Oh yeahh!!

  85. April 24, 2012 4:41 pm

    I would hang my photos in my room with it
    thanks 🙂

  86. April 24, 2012 4:55 pm

    So very simple, yet so striking! I’m using this in my scrapbook room (still in planning stages).
    And at the library!

  87. April 24, 2012 5:27 pm

    I shall use this in my room, but I might try doing little doodles on them too.

    • April 25, 2012 11:51 am

      i love the idea of drawing on the pegs. so many possibilites!

  88. April 24, 2012 7:10 pm

    Super cute idea!

  89. April 24, 2012 7:20 pm

    I love glitter too!

  90. April 24, 2012 7:41 pm

    I love this idea! I’m inspired to do a mix of glitter pegs and cavier bead pegs now! Thanks for this fantastic post!

  91. April 24, 2012 8:02 pm

    what a fun way to make these pegs look awesome! i am going to make a bunch to showcase the art work my little girl brings home from school- she loves anything that sparkles

  92. Courtney Leigh permalink
    April 24, 2012 8:31 pm

    Very simple way to jazz up clothes pins! Fabulous.


  93. April 24, 2012 11:23 pm

    Amazingly, brilliantly creative

  94. randompeoples permalink
    April 24, 2012 11:36 pm

    Aww this is just toooo cute!

  95. April 25, 2012 12:35 am

    Amazing 😉 I should try this .

  96. April 25, 2012 1:44 am

    I have an obsession with glitter, so thanks for the tip!!!

  97. April 25, 2012 2:44 am

    wow these are ADORABLE! 🙂

  98. April 25, 2012 2:44 am

    Great tip. Congratulations on being freshly pressed – great otherwise I would not be sorting out photos to pin up with my glitter pegs 🙂 What would substitute modge podge? – not sure I can get it here. Is any craft clue good enough or is that one special?

    • April 25, 2012 11:53 am

      The mod podge just dries a little harder, but any glue that dries hard and clear will work! Have fun crafting.

  99. April 25, 2012 3:27 am

    I love the name of your blog! 🙂

  100. Prashant Singh permalink
    April 25, 2012 4:22 am

    Great Work

  101. April 25, 2012 5:55 am

    this cool very creative

  102. April 25, 2012 8:46 am

    Clever, easy, gorgeous ❤

  103. April 25, 2012 9:10 am

    what a fun way to add some sparkle to an everyday object!! thanks for the ideas!!

  104. April 25, 2012 10:27 am

    Glitter! Can’t wait to share this with the teachers at my school!

  105. April 25, 2012 12:06 pm

    This is a fabulous idea, I enjoy crafty days doing things like this – I will have to post some pictures of some of my projects to show you and share ideas!
    I would be grateful if people could look at mine and give me advice for my new blog!

  106. April 25, 2012 12:21 pm

    What a lovely idea! I love your post (:

  107. April 25, 2012 12:22 pm


  108. April 25, 2012 12:26 pm

    Who’s that guy in the photo booth pictures?

  109. April 25, 2012 12:40 pm

    I love glitter! Really nice idea

  110. April 25, 2012 1:27 pm

    Great idea…I shall shamelessly ‘nick’ said idea for Messy Church…the kids LOVE making messes with glue and glitter. Thanks for the idea.

  111. April 25, 2012 1:45 pm

    What a great way to add a little bling to your life, thanks!

  112. April 25, 2012 1:50 pm

    great idea…i have done a similar one using old vintage sheet music. i will diy it in the next week or so. love the site.

  113. April 25, 2012 1:57 pm

    great idea!!!

  114. April 25, 2012 2:11 pm

    LOVE these!

  115. April 25, 2012 3:01 pm

    I need to forward this to my daughter. She has her college dorm room decorated with photographs that are hanging by wooden pins and string. But they aren’t glittered. She’ll love this! Thanks for sharing…

  116. April 25, 2012 4:21 pm

    simple yet stunning! definately going to do this! xx

  117. April 25, 2012 9:06 pm

    So glad to find your cool blog on Freshly Pressed! Lovely!

  118. April 25, 2012 9:58 pm

    Awesome idea! I’ll have to pin this on Pinterest (;

  119. April 26, 2012 12:00 am

    Reblogged this on sweetdreamzztextiles and commented:
    This is a cool idea, something to keep the kiddo’s entertained and engaged.

  120. April 26, 2012 12:31 am

    So cute and clever 🙂 I love wooden pegs. My latest use for them is to peg a muslin/blanket to my baby’s pram, as she loves putting her feet up on the cross bar so I can’t tuck anything in! She does look cute kicking back, tho, it’s a bit like her pram strut, methinks. I have some glitter already, and think this is perfect to glamourise the pram! I’ll definitely link back when I do. Thanks!

  121. suestopford permalink
    April 26, 2012 12:36 am

    I LOVE this…….your blog is fab.

  122. suestopford permalink
    April 26, 2012 12:36 am

    Reblogged this on The Happily Single Chick and commented:
    I did say my blog contained lots of things I found to share and this is a beauty.

  123. April 26, 2012 12:47 am

    Now i want to dip everything in glitter!

  124. April 26, 2012 1:31 am

    like this yoooo

  125. April 26, 2012 2:40 am

    Reblogged this on from {panka} with love and commented:
    Csak egy gyors gondolat mára: csillámos dekorációs ruhacsipeszek! Rettentő gyors, rettentő egyszerű és rettentő szép. 🙂 A teljes leírást a city in a jar blogban találhatjátok, rengeteg képpel. 🙂

  126. April 26, 2012 3:14 am

    I know this is completely off topic but that last photo looks very professional. How difficult is it to get photos to look that good?

  127. missflamboyante permalink
    April 26, 2012 6:23 am

    Really cute. A simple thing turned into an eye candy.

  128. April 26, 2012 8:15 am

    very nice idea =)

  129. April 26, 2012 8:24 am

    Cute and easy!

  130. April 26, 2012 9:58 am

    Brilliant idea. I was just thinking how I could display my pictures, and low and behold I find your blog:)

  131. April 26, 2012 10:08 am

    I love glitter! These look super easy to make, too.

  132. theoxymoranist permalink
    April 26, 2012 11:15 am

    Ooh yeah, I am starting to become a huge addict of the DIY way of life. I’m working on three upcycle projects. Useing old stuff that people don’t care to have and transforming it into a different functional and functional object is a great way to recycle, creatively. Think old suitcases turning into tables, that kind of thing!

  133. April 26, 2012 11:49 am

    lovely idea! Check out my blogg at I do some DIY to!!
    Thank you for sharing!!

  134. April 26, 2012 1:12 pm

    So pretty! These would look so pretty hanging up all of our Christmas cards!

  135. April 26, 2012 2:00 pm

    Thank so much for that … but imagine what it would look like if the peg was painted and/or the glitter was multi-coloured … oh the array of possibilities

  136. April 26, 2012 4:40 pm

    Wow i love this idea 🙂 beautiful.

    Check out my blog for more DiY ideas and more

  137. April 26, 2012 5:06 pm

    everything is better with glitter!! 😉

  138. Aubrey Migashkin permalink
    April 26, 2012 5:39 pm

    This was super cute!

  139. April 26, 2012 6:28 pm

    this is so creative. I love how this is such an inexpensive way to add decoration to a room. Very good idea!

  140. April 26, 2012 7:21 pm

    Love it!! Kinda thing that stares you in the face, but you never think of doing!! Thanks for posting!

  141. April 26, 2012 7:44 pm

    Nice! Love the glitter 🙂

  142. April 26, 2012 9:16 pm

    I love glitter. This is such a great idea!

  143. April 26, 2012 9:26 pm

    Such a gorgeous and simple idea…

  144. April 27, 2012 6:24 am

    Great idea! I love glitter 🙂

  145. April 27, 2012 12:04 pm

    Such a creative idea. Everything could use a little sparkle 🙂

  146. April 27, 2012 4:54 pm

    C’est une très belle idée et très lumineuse aussi!

  147. April 27, 2012 6:22 pm

    Awesome idea! Very creative!

  148. April 28, 2012 4:00 pm

    Like the desire of creativity!

  149. April 28, 2012 5:50 pm

    Awww, these are so cute! x

  150. April 29, 2012 11:45 am

    Great idea! I’m going to try it next Christmas.

  151. April 29, 2012 4:30 pm

    Fab idea .Simple yet very effective. Thanks for sharing.

  152. April 30, 2012 3:46 am

    Reblogged this on Three Men & A Red Head.

  153. April 30, 2012 6:03 am

    Wow,good idea and creative!

  154. May 1, 2012 4:03 am

    Awwe now those are just darling 🙂

  155. June 14, 2012 4:45 pm

    very nice…

  156. August 19, 2012 5:34 am

    I love glittering things! This is such a cute and amazing idea! Keep more ideas coming up! 🙂


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