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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