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
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}

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}


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

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Content © All Rights Reserved | Customization © 2011 Laura Jane Designs
Unauthorized use of this site's design or code is strictly prohibited.