Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wow those are big clothespins...

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Don't you just love these over sized wooden clothespins? I sure do... The best place I found them was at Oriental Trading Company (item # IN-65/90061 for the natural and IN-65/90062 for the white.. 5.95 for 3 which makes them about 2 bucks each before shipping.. now that's a good price).. I have a few birthday's coming up and a few RAK's to send out so last night I made 7 of these bad boys. They were so easy and so much fun. Here's' how..
Clothes pin size 1 1/2" x 6"
Cut your designer paper to 3"x6".. then cut in 1/2 lengthwise (I have both a large and small paper cutter.. my large cutter starts at 2" so anything smaller then that I need to cut on my little Fiskar's cutter)... so that you have 2 pieces of designer paper sized 1 1/2" x 6".. Cut each piece of paper at 2 1/4 " so that you now have 4 pieces of paper.. (2) 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" and (2) 1 1/2" x 3 3/4". I used the same piece of designer paper for the entire clothes pin but an alternative could be to apply a solid piece of card stock to either the top or the bottom and then the designer paper to the other. Apply your paper to clothes pin using modgepodge. Once the modgepodge is dry, lightly sand the edges of the clothes pin to give it a distressed look. Now it's time to embellish. I personally chose to apply prima's with a pop up dimensional glue dot & added a little bling in the center. The tags were punched out using Stampin Up's © small and large oval punches. The large was a piece of coordinating card stock and the small in whisper white. "Wonderful' from SUP's warm words was stamped using black noir Palette ink. I then used a coordinating SUP marker to highlight the word. To attach the tag I applied a matching brad and then ran either a piece of silver cord or twine through the spring of the clothes pin, added the tag and tied it off. Viola' I was done.. Quick and Easy.. :)

4 comments:

Tammy said...

Lisa,

These large clothes pins are so darling. I will definitely have to make a few. A really cute project!

Tammy

Anonymous said...

I guess anything that stands still long enough can be altered - your items (clothes pins) are beautiful! Ther eis always inspiration on your blog
Warm wishes from Florida,
Vianna

Susan Liles (susiestampalot) said...

oh! these are so cute!! i have a couple on my desk waiting to be finished for my sisters, but have not had a chance to complete them! they are the ones from kohl's that were on clearance a while back and they are huge!! happy altering!!

Angie Z. said...

These look great! I've yet to do anything with mine - I need to get busy! :)
~Angie