Monday, December 6, 2010

Sugar Kissed Clothespins!

Hello friends!
Today I am sharing a tutorial for these easy to make clothespin creations!

I am using mini clothespins for this, but the regular size would work also. The minis are really cute!! I found them at Hobby Lobby.

I cover both sides with a strip of paper. For the minis the paper strip measures 1/4 x 1 /34.

This is how your clothespin looks once covered.

Now the fun part! Deciding what you want to make! These clothespins can clip onto tree branches to make ornaments, clip onto a Christmas card for a personal touch, clip them to your stockings or attach them to your presents, which is what I am going to make!
I start with this little paper doilie tag by Martha Stewart.

Add a little pink glitter glue to Sugar Kiss the doilie!

I then added a strip of song sheet paper and gold glitter glue along the edges. The glitter glue is also by Martha Stewart. I just bought the set with all of Martha signature glitter colors. I love them! The fine tip is perfect for adding tiny accents!

To finish of my clothespin, I glued a santa chipboard embellishment to the center and clipped my clothespin to the bottom. Now it's ready to clip onto a package or stand on it's own as decoration.

Another idea for these are place card holders! Just write out the names, add some decorative paper and  a touch of glitter to make festive place card holders for your Christmas party!

I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial!

Wishing you a happy Monday, Lindsey


Bluebell said...

Hi Lindsey, these are lovely, thankyou I can think of all sorts of ways to use them, I am assuming that you could use pretty fabric to cover the pins as well.

A Vintage Chic said...

Wonderful tutorial, Lindsey--and what a fabulous, adorable idea! How do you always come up with this stuff?!

Thanks for all you share, ladies--hope your weekend was lovely...


CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Perfect for presents and card holders....I've been looking for something different for place cards....thanks for this neat tutorial!

Leann said...

So sweet and now that I know how they'll be a cinch to make!

Enjoy the season my friends!

~~Carol~~ said...

Now this idea looks easy enough for me! So cute, and so many different uses for them too!

Theresa said...

PRECIOUS! Love it and thanks! HUGS!

craftyles said...

Really cute! I'll have to try these. Also love the vintage music in the previous post. So pretty!

Nancy Jo said...

I have to say, you two really are the crazy crafters! Such cute ideas. Always fun to see what you are up to.
Well I couldn't stand not blogging so my break didn't last to long. Just posted a picture of out four feet of snow. So Guess I'm back.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

This is so darling Lindsey!

I'm so enjoying Sugar Kissed Christmas and I posted my much loved afghan on my blog today.

Thank you again, you two, for being so much fun and so kind and dear!

Sophia said...

oh my clever and brilliant! LOVE this idea and must try it out myself this weekend. :) hee

AprilC said...

Well these are just darling! Thanks for sharing :)


Loving it ALL!!!
Thanks for sharing all your awesome ideas!
deb :)

Fritzi Marie said...


Those are so pretty. I have some news for won the American Pickers giveaway on my blog. Please email me your address and I'll get it to you soon. I'm waiting for it to arrive from the Pickers PR people. I'm so excited for you.

love love,
Fritzi Marie

Creative Breathing said...

Oh Lindsey, These are just the perfect tuck-ins I will make for my Valentine's swap. It will be my last tag swap. I just received my paper crafts from you, and they are so wonderful! The flowers are amazing! Thank Twyla for the beautiful hat. I can't wait to give it to my daughter! Elizabeth

Elyse said...

you know that i am loving this! beautiful ideas.


M.Kate said...

I came from Diane's place, love this blog and all the ideas, tks for sharing ;)