After my husband so kindly spray painted all the clothespins for me in white, black, and red, I had to do something with them....he did such a great job....I had brought along a book on our RV trip that had lots of punch-out flowers in it - got it on sale a while back at one of the local craft stores, so played with them, punching them out, and mixing and matching them. I actually amazed myself with what I came up with - see what you can do a plain ordinary wooden clothespin:
Since they have a tie at the top, you can hang them up and use the clothespin underneath to clip something with it - here I clipped my grocery list, but you could clip a picture, etc. This is one of the flower clothespins by itself - the clothespin is black so I edged the flower in black. Here is the pale pink flower before I put glitter on it:
It is pretty with the little bow at the top and ribbon ties at the bottom, but I thought it needed some bling, and here it is after I applied glitter to the flower, dragonfly and ribbon - I think it looks a lot better....besides I love glitter!!
Isn't it surprising how much a little bit of glitter can add? Here are the flower pieces for the pink and aqua flower - I edged them in pink and curled the petal edges with my bone folder - it definitely adds more dimension.
I also used my metallic gel pens to draw lines, color in the butterfly body - added more sparkle!
I laced the ribbon ties through the clothespin and glued the top of it down to the clothespin, then laced the top tie through the clothespin and tied it in a knot (on this flower I tied a knot, for the pink flower I tied a little bow, and on the purple flower I arranged the knot so it was under the flower and didn't show). Here are the ties on the pink/aqua flower, and the back of the other flower clothespins:
To make sure I glued the flower in the right placement on the clothespin, I lightly marked the back of the flower so I could put the double stick tape in the right place. I also put double stick/tacky tape on the clothespin so it would stick really really well.
One flower clothespin is pretty, but I usually go a little overboard, so ended up with three....!