Every once in a while I like to glue stuff! Or more specifically, decoupage stuff! So today I’m sharing a tutorial on decoupaged wooden clothespins, that I have made a huge pile of, and use for many different purposes all around my house:
Here’s the very easy instructions on how to make these:
1. Paint the clothespins white. I started out painting the “inside” very roughly, then each of the sides, clipped the pin onto the piece of cardboard they came on and finally painted the front side. I used acrylic craft paint, and just brushed it on, one uneven layer does it! (Warning: you will have to hold the pins with your fingers to paint the inside/sides and there is no way to avoid getting paint on your fingers… prepare for messy! Luckily the white acrylic paint comes right off with soap and water…lol)
2. When the paint is dry (approx 30 mins with my cheap craft paint) flip them over and paint the flip side too.
3. Brush a coat of decoupage glue onto the pins. For these there is no reason to use the most expensive glue you have, 2 parts Elmer’s glue mixed with 1 part water does the trick! 😉
4. Lay the top layer of a pretty napkin on top of the pins, and brush some more glue on top too! Leave to dry.
5. Flip your pins over and repeat steps 3&4 on the other side.
6. Cut between each pin with a craft knife, flip them over and repeat on the other side.
7. Then unfasten each pin from the piece of cardboard, and sand the edges to remove excess napkin.
8. Put your new decoupaged clothespins in a pretty jar on your craft desk, in your kitchen, or anywhere you desire, to admire your little beauties regularly 🙂
9. And don’t forget to USE them (click on the images below to see the original posts where the pins were used):
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