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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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19 comments:

  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.

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

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/

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  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 ;)

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  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 @
    www.dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com

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  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!
    Sherry

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

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

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

    I would LOVE it if you shared this on my blog:
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-4.html

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

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  10. That is so great. Nice work girl!

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  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!

    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  17. You were featured! :)

    http://www.thesasselife.com/2012/02/crafty-sasse-wednesday-link-party-27.html

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