How To Display Pins

An enamel pin is a great way to add a personal touch to accessories like bags, coats, and lanyards. They are also popular collectible items; pin collections can get large very quickly since they tend to be small and inexpensive. Collectors are often faced with the challenge of best displaying their vast collection in a way where every pin can be seen. There are several options; many are customizable to reflect any unique collection.

Wall Display Banner

Display banners are a great way to transform your pin collection into decor. These banners are typically made of heavier fabrics that can withstand the weight of multiple pins. Banners come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, so you can find one to fit anywhere in your home or office. Simply push your pins into the fabric, secure the back, and hang the banner up for everyone to see!

Collectors Display Case

For big-time pin lovers, a display case may be the best option for storing – and showing off – their collection. Cases are available in various sizes and styles, from tabletop to stand-alone shelving. High-end cases may even have built-in lighting to help show off your collection.

Shadow Box Frame

Another popular decor option, shadow box frames, are a great way to show off your collection while protecting it from dust and damage. Shadow box frames are essentially deep picture frames that can accommodatethree-dimensional objects. Shadow boxes tend to be on the smaller side; if you have an extensive collection, you may use several frames.


Backpacks are among the most popular ways to show off a pin collection. They’re most popular with high school and college students looking for a way to personalize their backpacks. However, it’s worth noting that backpacks go through a lot – they’re dropped, thrown around, shoved into lockers, and exposed to rain. Pins kept on a bag are more likely to show wear and tear over time.

Collectors Display Bag

An alternative to regular backpacks, collectors display bags have an outer pouch of clear plastic that protects the pins. This a great option for people who want to have pins on their bags without worrying about them getting scratched, damaged, or falling off.

Canvas Tote Bag

Canvas tote bags are another classic pin display option. Canvas is a lightweight but sturdyfabric that can withstand the added weight of several pins. However, many canvas bags are made of a single layer of material, so the pin backings may scratch any items in the bag.

Cork Display Board

Cork boards are an excellent, budget-friendly option for storing and displaying a pin collection. One of the best things about cork boards is that they can lie flat against surfaces like walls since you don’t use a pin backing. Simply stick the pin into the cork, and voila!

Embroidery Hoop Art

Embroidery hoops are a great way to show off a pin – and a little artistic flair. You can buy premade designs, or you can make your own! Embroidery hoops are often hung on walls but can be stored on a tabletop with a special stand.


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Spice up your work or school lanyard with your favorite pin! Lanyards are a great option for showing off your favorite pin, but they aren’t great for showcasing an extensive collection because they would quickly become too heavy to wear.

Coats and Jackets

Coats and jackets – especially jean jackets – are another classic option for showing off a few pins. Just beware that pins on jackets are more likely to become damaged or even fall off.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Display My Pins?

There are many ways to display pins. Some people like to use pins as decor, while others like to carry their pins with them daily on bags and jackets. You also personalize your pin displays, such as making custom embroidery designs and displaying pins in the hoop.

How Do You Display Collector Pins?

When it comes to special edition collector pins, protection is the name of the game. Rare and expensive pins are best kept safe in display cases, shadow boxes, or on banners, where they won’t become scratched, dented, or bent. Cork boards are also a good option for storing precious pins.

What Is the Best Way To Display Disney Pins?

There are lots of ways to show off a pin. You should consider the cost and rarity of the pin, as well as its sentimental value when choosing a display option. Valuable pins shouldn’t be kept on bags, backpacks, or coats, where they can become lost or damaged.

Where Do You Put Decorative Pins?

Decorative pins can go anywhere you want to put them – the sky is the limit. Tote bags, backpacks, and lanyards are popular options for display pins you want to see often. Collectors cases, shadow boxes, and display banners are more popular for precious pins you don’t want to damage.

Final Thoughts

Enamel pins are a great way to add flair to a bag, jacket, or backpack. They can also make great decor when stored in cases or in shadow box frames. For high-end, custom pins, check out The/Studio.



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