Easy does it

Ooooh has it been a little quiet lately on the crafts front? No problem! Nothing a little googling can’t fix!

I’ve been searching online for a simple project to satisfy my crafty fix. Something that’s relatively quick and easy to make and won’t cost the earth. Something that involving this item as a material.

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That’s right! The humble but very versatile clothespin! The idea came to me while I was loading a batch of freshly washed clothes into the dryer (how technology has changed the world)! Found in almost every household, available in supermarkets and household stores, this household staple has been a popular medium used by many crafters for time immemorial!

There are heaps of craft projects online that you can pick and choose from. I’ll showcase a few of my favourites – hopefully one or more might tickle your fancy!

To start off, how about making your own kissing clothespin magnet? A little ink, paint and imagination goes a long way here! I think this will be a great party or wedding favour! More details here!

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Animals are always a fun thing to make, especially if they look as cute as this giraffe, cleverly fashioned out of clothespins, pompoms and paper! It’ll be a hit with the kids for sure! More details here!

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Perhaps you are the practical sort and would like to craft something that can be used around the house? Perhaps this tutorial for a clothespin planter might interest you?

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If that seemed a little too easy for you or if gardening is not your thing (it’s ok I understand), maybe this circular clothespin mirror might shine some light into your life! More details here!

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I love how just little gold paint and decoration transforms the humble clothespin into a fancy placeholder! More details here!

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And last but not least, and my favourite of them all is this beautiful inspirational wall sign that doubles up as a photo holder with the help of, you guessed it, clothespins! An amazing step by step tutorial to make it can be found here!

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A little bit of Sunday inspiration is always best to kick start a brand new week! Have a fantastic day folks!

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