Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Clothes Pin Clippies

Decorating for the holidays doesn't have to be 
extravagant or over-the-top.
Sometimes, it's the little things that make 
decorating fun.
For instance,
I made these little Halloween clippies 
just out of clothes pins. It took me about 5 minutes to make,
which is about all I have time for these days....

Did you know that I do most of my crafting on my kitchen counters?
I don't have one specific place to have all my craft stuff,
and I have kids running around me all day.
The kitchen counter is out of their reach,
and I have to stand to craft which means I can 
leave my project quickly, if needed.
You know, in case my child locks herself in her room, 
or draws with a Sharpie on the wall...
I'm just saying...

Anyways, back to the tutorial...

Supplies needed:
Clothes pins
Scrapbook paper (any kind... your choice!)
Modge Podge
Sponge brush

1. Cut strips of scrapbook paper to fit the width of the clothespin.

I didn't exactly measure, I just measured with my cutting board.


2. Modge Podge the top of your clothespin. It doesn't take a lot of Modge Podge,
so don't go overboard (not that I'm speaking from experience or anything...)


3. Once you have successfully Modge Podged the top of your clothespin,
stick the strip of paper on it and smooth out any bubbles.
(The Modge Podge acts as a glue.)

4. If your strip of paper is longer than your clothespin, 
just trim off the excess. Not too difficult.


5. This is optional, but I always put a thin layer of Modge Podge
on the top of the paper... just as an extra precaution to protect the paper.

6. Now go put those clothespins to use!
I use them to clip my bags of chips closed, 
but I also hang them on a piece of twine that's in 
my little dining area.

The little twine banner thingy is currently holding Halloween shapes
that I cut out of scrapbook paper using my Silhouette.
But you don't have to have a Silhouette or Cricut to cut the shapes out for you.
You could find something online, print it out, and trace it onto some scrapbook paper
and then cut it out... there would just be a little more effort involved. :)


Happy clothespinning!

4 comments:

  1. Such an adorable idea! Love the simplicity!

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  2. I love it!! What cute clothespins! Quick crafts are my favorites.

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  3. What a fanciful idea. I'd love to recreate something like this in my own home.

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  4. AAH! I think I just found my mom's christmas present! Thanks Claudia!
    -Meghan PS: I miss you! ;D
    www.meghanlcblog.blogspot.com
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