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Picture of Spring in Winter: Clothing Pin Art
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The customized clothing pin! I saw a set of beautiful clothes pins at Michael’s and bought a set. Then when I got them out to use I realized I had everything I needed to make my own except the actual pins themselves. And if you’ve been doing these crafts yourself then you can complete this one for less than a dollar! Walmart sells clothing pins for 97 cents.

I don’t know about you, but I love hanging up photographs. In all manners and ways. I use cork boards, frames, magnets, and string with paper clips and clothes pins. One of my besties, Kat, gave me a set for hanging photographs that was nothing more than a black string with paperclips that had ravens atop each one. My pictures look like they’re hanging from the claws of birds on a wire. So cool!

Supplies:
1. Paint
2. Scissors
3. Paint Brush
4. Artwork
5. Dimensional Magic (Mod Podge)
6. Glue
7. Clothes Pins

Step 1:

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Step One:
As with the magnet DIY, you will want to prep by measuring the length and width of your clothes pins and crop/resize your artwork to fit the top of the pin. For the best results chose prints that have small motifs and easily cropped details. Prints with repeated patterns work best. You can create your own, or you can use THIS awesome site to get a few to start off with. Printing with a laser printer is preferred to prevent ink runs in later steps.

Once you have your images cut them down to size.

Step 2:

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Step Two:
To paint the clothes pins, pull them apart from the metal spring.
 
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Very clever!
These are so cute! I have some mini pins I use for hanging embroideries to dry and taking photos of them - I might need to give this a go :D
thistleandleaves (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thanks! ooo! That sound like the perfect use for these! If you make some I've love to see pictures of them and how you use them.