This months Etsy Fort Worth upcycle challenge is clothespins.
Part of the fun of these challenges, for me, is just trying to use what I have already on hand. I only had 5 clothepins in the house so that meant that I was a little limited in what I could make.
I also think clothespins are really useful and I didn’t want to make something where I had to take them apart or make them not work anymore.
So in the end, I decided to basically decorate mine. I had seen lots of clothepins that were painted or covered in papers, but none that were wrapped in yarn. So that’s what I did.
This picture only has two clothespins in it, but I actually used three. My other supplies were white spray paint, my hot glue gun, and some fall colored yarns.
I simply spray painted my clothespins white
And then wrapped them in yarn
Each one in a different color
My cat Ranger wanted to help
I’m going to use them to close (and dress up) a bag full of goodies that I’m taking to a friend
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Geri O says
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Thanks, Geri! And welcome! I’m off to check out your blog now 🙂