Holiday Clothespins

I know, I know. It’s too early for Christmas, but you know how these art magazine challenges go. The holiday stuff needs to be sent in now!

I’m submitting these for the ‘Homemade Holiday” challenge for Somerset Life, so think  *holidays* for just a few minutes.

I took plain wooden clothespins and clipped them on a line outside and let them age for 3 months.

Then I gave them a wash of antique white.

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I decorated these clothespins with embroidery thread, wire, beads, tissue tape, and a few other odds and ends.  Last but not least, I sprinkled them with some frosty crystal glitter.

I recycled these magnetic calendars from last year, gluing pieces onto the backs of the pins.

Now they can be used as magnets, too.

A set of three would make a wonderful gift.

They can be used to display photos on the refrigerator, as a pretty embellishment on a package,  an easy way to clip a gift card onto the tree…I’m sure you can come up with many more uses for holiday clothespins!

This package is wrapped in butcher paper, netting from a bag of onions, and then tied with some tulle scraps, with the clothespin clipped on.

 

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More Wooden Spool Toys

 

These little spool toys are so much fun to make!

And they are much easier now that I bought my first power tool–a Dremmel, along with an EZ544 cutting blade….zip!, right through the spool!

Just like the first one I made, I used copyright free clip-art images to make match-up toys, stringing wire through the halves and looping through beads at both ends.

Hope you’re having a great week!

Weather man says some cooler air is on the way!