I make my own cork boards out of thrift store frames and cork I buy online. I take out the glass from the frame and cut the cork to fit. Then, I sandwich the cork and cardboard backing back into the frame and voila! Your own cork board! I use a whole bunch of frames in different sizes and colors because I like the mis-matched look. Standard boards are just too plain for me.
I’m too afraid to put my pins in those hard cork boards. I have this cute little piece of fabric with a fish on it and I just use that. It’s a little thicker than a normal sheet of fabric because it had some sticky paper on the back before I actually used it.
I know it’s not the most “professional” looking way to store, but it works, I think it looks nice when hung up, and it doesn’t make me paranoid about my pins coming loose.
I’m like you guys on the podcast. Pretty much a combo of all the above. Put the stuff I love most and don’t want to trade on a big cork board in my room to always see. Pin book/bag for bringing to parties and Epcot to trade with others. Lanyard for trading in parks with CMs while exploring Disney.
At the moment I just have them on my dresser with most of them having their paper backs still on them. I really want to get a cork board to display them all. I have some of them hanging on two lanyards that I recently bought. I don’t like the idea of putting them into binders or anything since I really want to have them on display.