Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Shabby Chic Clothespins

A little whimsy to brighten your day!
Remember the clothespins from yester year?!
The wooden ones with the spring inside.The ones that had that certian scent of wood, fresh air and sunshine from hanging on the clothesline!The ones you used as your "charm" for playing hopscotch. I know some of you ladies, and gentlemen out there can relate.
Oh those vintage and nostalgic wooden clothes pins! 
The good old days, not that I am that old mind you! So today, here is a twist on the beloved wooden clothespin. A little shabby, a little chic. 

                                  Materials you will need:
     Wooden clothespins.Scrapbook paper.Lace. Paper flowers.Scissor. Hole punch.Hot glue. Mod Podge.

Cut strips of scrapbook paper the length and width of the clothespin for both sides of the clothespin.

Glue scrapbook paper strips to the clothespin on both sides.

Apply a thin coat of of Mod Podge to both sides of clothes pin.

Cut a 2-21/2 inch rectangle piece of lace. Assemble your flower to your liking. Glue you flower layers together.
Take your cut piece of lace and twist it to look like a bow tie and glue it to the back of your flower.
Use a hole punch to punch our a dot for the center of your flower and glue it on to the flower.
Glue your flower onto your clothespin at the top.

Here are just a few ideas of how these decorative clothespins can be used.

                                    Clip your note cards together and display on your desk.
Clip on a treat or gift bag.

                                                Place card holders for your guest table.
A sweet little addition to a treat cup.
We know you will think of many ways to use these little cuties!
We hope we have inspired you!

Remember, keep it Homespun!

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
than a house full of feasting and strife.
Porverbs 17:1

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  1. These are so cute! I LOVE the bandanna print paper! :)

  2. Those are very cute! That paper is awesome! Thanks for linking this up as well!

  3. Very pretty! What a wonderful idea - and so many uses for them too!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit! and for grabbing the button too! Much appreciated!

    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. what a cute idea love it and the red come see me at and see what I shared

  6. Love your shabby chic clothespins! Love your stuff, saw your other post cupcake stands! Drop by if you get a chance!
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  7. I love this! your featured on The Glitter Friday Spotlight!
    Thank you for Joining the Tuesday link party!