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Altered Clothespins

To see our previous post on clothespin altering ideas, please click here.

There are so many great ideas out there for altering clothespins.  A little pack of decorated clothespins would make a nice inexpensive gift for someone.  All you need to do is package them up nicely!  Here is some inspiration:

Shabby Boutique sells beautiful vintage style clothespins which have been painted and distressed with pretty Bavarian rose decals applied.  They come packaged together in a drawstring organza bag.  See photo at right.  You can purchase them here.

Cheryl’s Art Box shows a unique take on altering clothespins.  She attached on pop can tabs and polymer clay to colourfully painted clothespins.

Queen Vanna Creations used giant clothespins and decorated them with wooden Christmas figures.  These are great for clipping holiday cards together for display.  Shown at left are more of Queen Vanna’s giant clothespins.  These ones have been covered with pretty scrapbooking papers. Music-themed paper has been used to cover these clothespins.

Gifts and Talents (Etsy Shop) decoupages clothespins with pretty patterned papers.  See photo at right showing one of their sets.  I especially like how the clothespins show the design continued when placed all in a row.  They will also add magnets to the back for an extra fee.  These would look great in a little gift box!  See more of their clothespins, including some with 3D images, here.  (Love this sweet little bird one here.)

Carolina’s Cottage added buttons and bits of text from old books to alter her clothespins here.

DW covered a tonne of clothespins with scrapbooking patterned paper.  Take a look at the photo below left.

Craftnique decorated some mini clothespins with flowers.  What pretty little clips these make!  See photo below right.

Of course, an altered clothespin post isn’t complete without a mention of making clothes peg dolls!  You can purchase a kit to make your own here from Incy Wincy Togs.  Or, take a look at some of the cutest little clothespin dolls here in a set from Sweet Imaginations.  She sells them here.

I like the simple packaging that TADworks uses for their "adorned" clothespins.

Aressa handpaints jumbo clothespins as card holders for wedding table settings.  See photo below left.  You can purchase them here.

Don’t you just love the colourful mushrooms attached to clothespin magnets here by Sigmosaics?  See photo below right.

Nancy M4 sells magnetic clothespins that have been altered using Japanese Washi papers.  Take a look here and in the photo below left. (While visiting Nancy’s shop, have a look at the altered binder clips here.  Now there’s something I hadn’t though of!)

Last but not least, Wasatch6 sells an altered clothespin which shows such a great attention to detail.  Below right you will see a jumbo clothespin with the daintiest little birds nest!  You can purchase this one here.

You can also simply attach text, sayings or words to your clothespins like The Folk Art Tree here.

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  1. October 19th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Great inspiration!!

  2. October 19th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Thanks for the mention ! Love the info here!

  3. October 19th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Beautiful and creative! My two boys and I decorated clothespins for x-mas gifts! They loved it!

  4. Mary Behnke
    October 19th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Where can I purchase round head clothes pins un-painted?

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