October 13, 2018

Flower Clothespins

I just made a new burlap bulletin board for my craft room (more on that later). I wanted something cute to pin things to my board without making holes. I adore flowers so I decided to dress up some plain clothes pins for a cute extra touch.

Materials I used:
Crafter's Companion Glitter Fabric and Felt
Rose and Peony Metal Dies for Fabric by Threaders
Die Cutting Machine
Optional: Flat head push pin or magnet
The first step is to find a material you want to cover the clothespins with. I chose both a scrapbook paper, glitter cardstock, and a glitter fabric piece to cover my clothespins in the picture below. I used a thin layer of E6000 to adhere the paper to the clothespins.
While the glue was setting I cut my felt and glitter fabric using the Rose and Peony dies and my Gemini machine. Once cut I rolled or quilled them up then put a little tacky glue on the bottom to hold them into place. Once they were complete I glued on a flower to each clothespin using a bit of E6000.  
If you want to make your clothespin into a magnet you can simply glue a small round magnet to the back side of your clothes pin using a strong adhesive like E6000.
You may also alter your clothespin by gluing a flat head pushpin to the back using a strong adhesive like E6000. Once adhesive dries and sets you can use the clothespin on bulletin and cork boards to hold papers and decorate.

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