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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dyed Clothespin Frame

I'm up this week in the Crafterbowl at Pinkapotamus!  This week's challenge was clothespins.  Here's what I made with mine.

First I took a bunch of them apart and dyed the wood parts in some black Rit dye on the stove.  This was left over from when I dyed canvas shoes for my girls to wear to a wedding last summer.  I can only imagine these would look really cool dyed in other colors too!

It only took a couple of minutes--the wood soaked up the dye right away.  I rinsed them in the sink and left them in the warm oven for a couple of hours (I'd just finished baking bread) to help them dry a little faster.

I layed the pins out on an old frame with the flat side down so the design of the frame would be textured. I used E-6000 to attach the pins to the frame.

I also took 5 of the clothespin springs and glued them down in a flower shape in the corner.

I think I'll set this in my laundry space in the garage--fitting, yes?

I'd love if you take a sec to head on over to Pinkapotamus to see who I'm up against and cast your vote!

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  1. STEPH! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and craftiness! I would have been all, "Clothes pins? Uhhh...." Love the flower in the corner as well.

  2. This is extremely creative work!! And it turned out attractive also. Best wishes, Linda


  3. I totally agree with the destruction thing. I love that love too! Who would have thought all texture you could get from clothespin! Now I need to find an old frame and use the rest of those clothes pins ;)

  4. So cute!!! I am doing a clothespin magnet craft that will be on my blog Thursday. I would love for you to check it out at www.dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com

    Sarah @

  5. What a great finished project! I love the texture it has. And it doesn't really scream clothespins, at all! Very nice project. :) Enjoy your day...looking forward to some sun breaks around here!

  6. WOW! I never would have guessed you created this from clothespins! This is so creative! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  7. Now I call that creative! enJOYed it! Visiting you from 733blog and I went to vote for your project.

  8. SOOOOOO cute!!! What a great idea!! Very unique!

    I would LOVE it if you shared this on my blog:

  9. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    ---Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts

  10. That is so great. Nice work girl!

  11. This is so great! I would love to have you link this up on my "Homemade By You" link party that is going on right now and every wednesday!


  12. This is awesome! I would love to make one!! New Follower!
    ~Jen @ hutchinsonherd.blogspot.com

  13. Such a cool idea! I'm voting for you!

  14. This is adorable. So cool and very creative. I would have never known they were clothes pins! Great job!

  15. What a great idea, I never would have thought of that! But so perfect for your laundry room! I couldn't understand how they were clothes pins at first, very clever!

  16. So creative! Just pinned this one :) Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  17. You were featured! :)