My husband goes to a lot of conventions like PAX (that would be the Penny Arcade Expo, for the non-nerd among us) and he has amassed quite a collection of pins from these adventures. He asked me to make something out of them, since he doesn't really have a place to put them (he asked me this several *ahem* years ago, but we'll put that aside for the moment). These are just a few:
I decided that the simplest thing to do would be to turn them into fridge magnets, so I warmed up my hot glue gun (you could also use just regular super glue, but I haven't located our since the move). For the actual magnets, I just bought a pack of these at Daiso:
I've talked about Daiso before, but let me say it again: everything is a dollar. Everything. It's amazing, and my go to store for wrapping papers, boxes, small things like the above magnets, and other randomly awesome stuff. If you have one in your area, get yourself to it as soon as possible.
So, I just removed the pin part from the back of each pin, then hot glued a magnet to the back of each one.
In a short amount of time, we had a nice collection of new fridge magnets:
And I quickly put them to work holding up my latest love letter from my younger brother (he's 10, and every so often I get beautiful artwork in the mail).
I have absolutely no idea what's on any of these buttons, by the way, except for the little Pac Man guys, but they make Kyle happy!