Friday, February 26, 2010

Not Your Average Clothes Pin ...

I'm prepping to re-open my ChichiKids Etsy Shop soon and needed easy access to my patterns ... patterns are so hard to store nicely! I decided to hang them on the wall, but it needed to look cute! I strung two rows of twine on the wall, decorated the tips of the nails and then decorated the clothing pins to coordinate. I'd like to do something similar in Kelty's room to hang his artwork ... or hang snapshots in the house ... or who know what else!

Not Your Average Clothes Pin

... aww, they're cute! They just make me smile!

... now put those clothes pin to work! Here they are in use on my "line of twine" holding up my pattern instructions. The patterns are hanging further down the line and on the 2nd line below it (sorry, couldn't get a good snapshot ... the lighting was terrible). See the decorated nail head?!

DIY Instructions

These are very simple at very quick to make ... seriously, REALLY simple! In the time it takes you to read this tutorial ... you could have made one!

You'll need ...

Clothes Pins
Hot Glue Gun
Scrap of Ribbon
Scrap of Fabric
Button

Look! Only 4 pieces to this little project!

Cut your ribbon just a smidgen longer than the face of your clothes pin and glue it to the face of the clothes pin ... wrapping the extra "smidgen" around the top of the pin (I thought this finished it off a little). I used a narrow ribbon and it fit the width PERFECT!

Glue the fabric shape on top of the clothes pin, near the bottom. I used my Sizzix machine for the flower shape but you can hand cut any shape that fits your style. My Sizzix machine will have a little post of it's own ... it's my new obsession!

Glue on your button!

23 comments:

  1. HI! I your newest follower! Found you through Friday Follower! LOVE your cute craft!!!! After I saw it I thought to myself...I need a hot glue gun! Excited to get to know you better through your blog! Your family seems sweet! Have a great day!

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  2. They are really cute and I think you should make some with a dance theme so that we can hang costumes on hangers with them.

    Jaime,the comment above lead me to Rae's blog. You need to check it out and some of her followers. Good stuff. Wish I had a talent for blogging.
    As for Kelty's gymnastics,yes mam that is all you!

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  3. Hello, I'm following from Friday Follow. I love the clothespins, they're fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial. I look forward to reading more! Have a great weekend! :)

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  4. Hi, found your great blog through Fri Follow. I'm now following!

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  5. I'm following you from Friday Follow!
    Heather
    http://www.ratherbechangingdiapers.com/

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  6. LOVE IT!!! I just bought those steel lines from IKEA for the boys new playroom when we move. I think I like the way your's looks better!

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  8. Those are adorable and looks easy to make, too.

    Thanks for linking up with Friday Follow! I am now your blog follower. Have a wonderful weekend and pleasure to meet ya.

    ~ Lynn
    http://www.middayescapades.com

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  9. Stopping by with Friday Follow. Hope you had a fantastic week.

    Felissa

    http://www.twolittlecavaliers.blogspot.com

    http://www.felissahadas.blogspot.com

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  10. Very cute! I like the alternative of using ribbon.

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  11. This is the first one I saw using ribbon. So cute!

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  12. I love making altered clothespins! Yours turned out so cute! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  13. So sweet and so simple. Why did I buy some pins the other day - these are far cuter! Thanks for sharing the idea.

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  14. Those are super cute! I was just thinking that I could add a button to a clothes pin, but this is even better! Thanks for the idea!

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  15. Really cute! I always love seeing people's takes on decorated clothespins, yours turned out really well. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. very cute! I don't think that I have seen them redone like this. Super cute. I love the twine idea. This would be a great addition to my 5 year olds room. The perfect place to hang her many many masterpieces! Thanks for the inspiration Please, stop by sometime and say hello. I am also having a giveaway. Who doesn't like free stuff and chocolate?

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  17. Those are so incredibly cute!!! Love it.

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  18. Super Cute with the flowers on them!

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  19. That is seriously cute. I love the clips on the string. Darling!

    Thanks for linking it up to my party!!!

    XOXO
    Jen

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