April 19, 2011

Crafty Clothespins {a tutorial}

In case you didn't know,
I have a small obsession with clothespins...

I just think they're so.....cute!
{and not to mention, functional!}

take a peek at these cutie patooties


{I call these crafty clothespins}
oh, you'd like to know how to make some of your own?!


Ok then...let's get started! 
First, gather your supplies!

you'll need mod podge {or other decoupage} clothespins, a paint brush, cute scrapbook paper and scissors

And before we get too far into this, you should all be reminded that
I'm a fan of really simple craft projects
mmmmkay?
ok. we can proceed.



Line up your clothespin with the scrapbook paper you'll be using,
and cut around the edges.

You'll end up with a piece of paper that is a perfect fit! 


Next, apply Mod Podge all over one side of the clothespin
{it really doesn't matter which is the top}


Then, lay your perfectly fit piece of paper on top and press down.
Brush on a generous layer of Mod Podge over the entire thing
{it dries clear and will give it a nice little finish}

Now here's the fun part!
Cut out shapes from your scrapbook paper {I also used ribbon}
And use the Mod Podge to glue them on!
{remember to spread a layer over the entire thing once you have it all on}
And then you let it dry!

See, I said it would be simple!

And while it's drying, you make more!
{this step is absolutely necessary}



Once they're all dry,
you can glue magnets on the back




or, leave 'em plain and love them just the way they are!
{we don't discriminate against clothespins here}


TaDa!
In just a few minutes you've created lots of
adorable doodah's

I hope you enjoy them!
{I'm thinking they'd make some super cute gifts}

3 comments:

Jana said...

Love these! What a great idea. I hate boring so this would be the perfect addition to make things not so boring!!

Domesticated-Bliss said...

This is adorbs! Totally going to do this to jazz up my new fridge!!

Hanna said...

these are so cute ! I totally don't have the patience to make them tho:)

xoxo Hanna

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