Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cute Clothespin Crafts by Stampin' Up

Cute Clothespin Crafts
Have you ever made a refrigerator magnet using a clothespin? Just put some Designer Series Paper on the back of the clothespin using Sticky Strip (I used the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack). Then adhere a magnet to the other side of the clothespin. That’s it! These would be great for leaving love notes (coupons, movie tickets) on the fridge for Valentine’s Day.
 Clothespins are also great for making a quick and easy wreath! Just purchase an 11-1/2" wire wreath (or any size you want) in the floral section of the craft store, then clip on the clothespins. (I spray painted the wreath gold, first.) 

I kind of liked the way the wreath looked without a whole lot of ornamentation—just a few die-cut hearts and a stamped sentiment.
If you’re wondering how to get the white-on-black chalkboard look: stamp using VersaMark ink, cover the ink using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, then heat the stamped image with a Heat Tool. (Be sure to first rub the Embossing Buddy across the paper; this will prevent the embossing paper from sticking anywhere but the ink.)
Here’s a different look:

I love huge stamps. This sentiment is from the Big on You photopolymer set.

 You, could, of course, cover ALL of the clothespins with Designer Series Paper strips. And it would be super-easy to change the clothespin wreath’s look to suit any holiday.

 Just for fun, I thought I’d throw in a few ideas for Valentine’s Day gifting. (No clothespins, this time . . . but Stampin’ Up!’s clothespin embellishments would have looked great with these!)  

Got any fun ideas for projects using clothespins? Share them with us below!
Cindy B.
Stampin' Up Sr. Staff Writer

Items used......
Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack (item # 137779)
Sticky Strip (item # 104294)
Basic Black Cardstock (item #121045)
VersaMark Pad (item # 102283)
White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item # 109132)
Heat Tool (item #129053)
Big on You Stamp Set (item # 137151)
Calypso Coral Pompom Trim (item # 137898)
Happy Easter Bunny Stamp (item # 137152)
You Plus Me Stamp Set (item # 138594)
Kraft Grid Journals (item # 135718)
Mini Muslin Bags (item # 132180)

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