May 07, 2009
Katrina of Kat's Krafts is best known for her adorable cootie-catcher wedding favors, but that's not all she's got up her sleeve. These fun clothespins are super-easy to make and can work in all sorts of different ways. Use them to clip place cards to a board for guests to pick up, hang photos of you and your partner or anything else you can think of. They also make great favors for guests.
Magnets (neodymium magnets offer the strongest pull)
Diamond Glaze or hot glue
Scissors or paper trimmer
Small foam brush
Step 1: Trim decorative paper to just smaller than clothespin size. You will need two strips of paper for each clothespin.
Step 2: Use the foam brush to spread a thin layer of Mod Podge along each side of the clothespin and adhere the paper to it, pressing out any air bubbles.
Step 3: With an ink pad and a light touch, distress the outer edges of the clothespin. Allow to dry.
Step 4: Spread another thin layer of Mod Podge over the clothespin sides to seal, making sure to cover all of the paper edges. Allow to dry. Apply a second coat, if desired.
Step 5: Adhere the magnet to the backside of the clothespin using Diamond Glaze (recommended) or hot glue. The best position for the magnet is just above the spring. Press firmly until the magnet is secure, or else the magnet will be attracted to the metal of the spring and may rip your paper.
Step 6: Tie ribbon onto the clothespin or embellish in any way you see fit. Other neat ideas include rhinestones, a monogram or a silk flower with a button center.
Find more of Kat's projects in her Kat's Krafts blog and Etsy shop.
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