I have some neat push-pins my sister gave me. Several look like pairs of shoes; some newer ones she made from Sculpey that have teacups on them. I had a nice cork board at our old place, but it was glued/nailed to the wall and was left behind. The pins have been in storage since we moved.
I didn't like the plain cork boards I saw in the store. Besides, I discovered my stash of wine corks after the move and decided to make my own cork board. I found the frame at Michaels and then discovered I didn't have enough corks to fill it. (My wine-drinking friends are now laughing at me or gasping in horror.) I finally collected enough corks this week and set to work on gluing everything down.
I'm happy with it. There's two small gaps I may eventually fill in, but I'm likely to be the only person to notice. It's a tiny cork board compared to others I've seen with this design. But it's big enough to show off my push pins, keep track of a few receipts and it fits right over the coat hook in the kitchen. Perfect.