When I first saw people “dressing up” clothes pins I thought they must be a little nuts. I thought it looked like a lot of work for… what? Cute clips for a chip bag?
I decided not to be so judgmental and give a few a try. Just to see. Because I’m the adventurous sort, ya know.
I took some clothes pins apart and gave them a spray them with Ivory Design Master Spray Paint. I chose the Design Master because it covers with color while letting the grain of the wood show through. I thought that would add to the vintage look.
Let dry and then re-assemble the clothes pins.
It always takes me a couple of tries to figure out how they go back together. Do you do that too?
And then I took some super cute ribbon and adhered it to one side of the clothes pin with ZipDry Paper Glue from Beacon Adhesives.
Cut off the excess.
Some of them I left with just the ribbon and some of them I dressed up with the Wax Coated Roses from yesterday’s post. The rose on the bottom dried a little too open for my taste so I used a dab of hot glue to glue a “pearl” bead inside.
I’m thinking I’ll dress up a couple of Valentine goodie bags with these.
What do you think about decorated clothes pins? Super cute or too much work?