If you haven’t seen these little dudes bouncing around Etsy, Instagram, or retail stores, you will soon. I recently became obsessed with these little accessories. They’re like the ~fancy~ grown up versions of buttons. They’re more durable and won’t fall off your backpack, but that also means they’re a tad more expensive. That’s why I have such a big problem. I can’t afford all the pins I love like I could with buttons!
I’ve even considered designing my own. You just create the design and a company can make the pin for you. The catch, once again, is the dolla dolla billz. So since I can’t do anything to satisfy my love for these pins, I’ll share some of my favourites here.
If you are unfamiliar with the axolotl, make yourself familiar. This deep-sea creature is actually that adorable and I just want to see it happy. It recently became popular online but actually learned about it years and years ago by watching Planet Earth like a nerd. What a hipster.
I grew up in the desert and I have an fondness for cacti and succulents. This pin is a little bit of California/Nevada love. I have a little cactus friend but it’s kind of wonky-looking now.
But at the same time I’m also very proud of being from Toronto and the best way to show that is obviously a trash panda. Our back yard has been ravaged by them. They’re so cute but gtfo!
I want this pin because it conveys that 1. I like Jurassic Park, and 2. I, too, am a clever girl.
When I was around middle school age, I got really into anime and started drawing obsessively. While I try to move away from anime stylistically, Cardcaptor Sakura has a special place in my heart. I think all her cool battle outfits is what did it for me. She’s my favourite magical girl. ❤
I don’t think the design is associated with Bee and Puppycat but this is definitely the bee off of Bee’s sweater.
Plus 25% of the proceeds of that pin sale goes to The Pollinator Partnership! Saving the bees is cool.
Season 2. Justice for Barb.
I think Lion is one of my favourite characters on Steven Universe. Fluffy pink friend. Mr. Universe is also fluffy and pink.
What kind of pins would you cover your stuff in?