Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Altered Jumbo Clothespin Picture Holder

I finally finished altering this JUMBO clothespin yesterday. I've been working on it for a couple of days- it's difficult to find time for crafting when you have a sick child.

You can't tell from the front view- but, I painted the back, sides and inside of the clothes pin. I started out with a dark teal color. After it dried I added crackle medium. When it was tacky I painted over it with a tan color. The paint colors match the paper on the front of the clothespin nicely. The paper came from the DCWV paper stack ( linen Closet), I cut the letters out on my Cricut using the Jasmine Font cartridge. This was the first time I've used vinyl. I have to admit to another addiction! The Vinyl ROCKS and adds another dimension to your projects.{ Now, if I could only find some 12"X12" cutting mats for my Cricut. I have looked everywhere- and either they're all sold out OR no one is carrying them anymore. I even went online and looked and all I could find was either 6"X6" or 12"X24". I didn't want the smaller one so I went for the 12"X24" Which is HUGE. I guess I'm going to have to Google it and see if I can find a online store that carries the size I want.}

Here's a detail shot of the top: The flowers are felt and from SU! The button is from my stash and there are very light, clear blue-green dew drops in between each petal.

Another detail shot of the bottom- More buttons from my stash- I bought the twine from Papertrey ink.- I think it's the best for tying off buttons. :)

I just noticed the Starbucks cups in the first picture- how annoying. I thought I'd had moved everything out of the way when I took the picture. I was very busy that day with a sick child, and playing taxi service to my daughter and her friends... so, sorry about the cups. I guess it's just free advertising for Starbucks! :) My youngest daughter and I love their black iced tea. :)

So...thanks for stopping by- I'm off to give my little girl her medicine ( here pretty soon). Have a great week. Set some time out for yourself and do something crafty ( and fun)!



  1. This is so cool. I'm on a mission to find a jumbo clothespin. :-)

  2. Good luck with that! When I go back to Vancouver I'll try and remember to pick one up for you! :D