Spring is here! We look forward to warmer temps, outdoor activities and lots of fresh blooms. And, in honor of the welcome change in seasons, we’ve also uncovered a few lovely pins to get the seeds sprouting for your spring and summer merchandise plans. Read on for some warmth and inspiration!
5 #Pinspirational Pins for Spring
For Green Thumbs, Large and Small
Look to pins to engage your customers or supporters who love planting and gardening. This diminutive Plant Pot Enamel Pin is just 2.5 cm wide by 2.5 cm high and retails for £5.95, but it packs a powerful spring punch with its fresh and quirky design in lovely pastel hues. It will remind people of the joy of cultivating plants, no matter their size.
This pin is from the creative folks at Ohh Deer, a local company that produces high quality pins, stationary and paper goods. Consider your own little sprout-themed pins and badges for all your green thumb fans this season.
Welcome the Spring Showers
While the spring may bring showers, the right pin helps us appreciate the wet weather. Look to this London Rain enamel pin for inspiration. The scenic illustration is designed by Katy Welsh for UStudio, a creative company that makes and sells unique and humorous cards and gifts. This lovely, London Rain keepsake pin retails for £7.00 – we venture to guess that people will want to wear it every spring, year after year.
As a bonus, the card backing unfolds to a postcard sized panorama on FSC-approved board – we can create something similar for you to include your special messaging or branding. (Or perhaps even a bespoke umbrella?!)
April Showers Bring May Flowers (and Great Pins)
Keeping with the rainy weather theme, remember that April showers bring May flowers. Pins that feature flowers, blooms and growth are a sure bet this spring. We love this Daisy Rainbow Enamel pin; it’s available on Etsy from the fabulous Punkypins, a local company that offers unique pins, patches, stickers and more.
Punkypins has had more than 60,000 sales on Etsy since 2015, and still retains a rating of five out of five stars with more than 15,000 reviews. Now that’s as inspiring as the design itself!
Beautiful, Bespoke Butterflies
With spring comes the birds and the bees and the butterflies! This season, we welcome the return of colourful critters, large and small. Tap into the season with creative pins featuring baby animals, bees, butterflies and so much more. Not on the High Street sells a range of stunning butterfly pins, like this miniature butterfly pin, available in a range of colours. It would make the perfect springtime accessory for coat collars and bags. This pin is made soft enamel with a luxe metal plating, shiny finish and clutch back, all packaged on a simple branding card.
Play Up Your Spring Message
Spring is a time of rejuvenation and rebirth. Why not re-introduce people to your lovely message or brand, too? Consider adding a short, clever message about the change in seasons. This succulent Choose to Bloom pin, also available from Not on the High Street, is made from rose gold; it’s also available in a set of three springtime pins. The design comes from Katy, the illustrator behind Katy Pillinger Designs, who creates these lovely springtime pins from her home studio in Cornwall.
This spring, take a lesson from Oh Deer, Katy Welsh, Punkypins, Not on the High Street, Katy Pillinger and others and create pins that play to the season. It’s a great moment to either launch your own pin badge business or to supplement an existing line with fresh new pins featuring blooms, rainbows, butterflies and more. With all of your designs, keep in mind the packaging and presentation – many of the above examples are that much better because of the matching backing card, which also provides extra space for your website or social media handles.
Don’t just stop at one – try creating a flower pin in different colours for a perfectly giftable set for Easter and other spring holidays and birthdays. Read more about our personalised pins and get in touch with us today to create some super spring pins, before the hot summer is upon us!