We take ordinary wooden clothespins and with a few rubber stamps, we turn them into a beautiful works of art. This project is part of the "Decorate your Life with Deep Red Stamps" Series. You have probably seen desktop or wall picture frames that feature a clip so you can place your favorite photo in them easily. In this project we will show you how to create your own frame with clip. Included in this post is a free, printable templates for 2 sizes of wooden clothespins that are the most common. You can download the template here.
For these projects, we used some of our border stamps such as:
Art Deco Borders Rubber Stamp Set (in green ink)
Carved Botanical Borders Rubber Stamps (stamped in pink) and
Linocut Floral Panels Stamps (stamped in navy blue ink)
Woodcut Flowers Rubber Stamp Set (seen in the light tan ink above)
These rubber stamps have excellent detail for these beautiful pins.
Also, the film reel image is from our Vintage Photo Frame Rubber Stamp Set. Add embellishments or a letter to monogram a clip. Clothes pins, once decorated like this, can be placed on a gift bag.
Above, you will see the 2 common sizes of wooden clothes pins. One is slightly longer by about 10 mm but the width for each is the same. You can buy them at your local grocery store or online at Amazon.
Above, one of the Art Deco Borders Rubber Stamps in green ink. I traced a clothes pin and colored in the background of the area with a marker in light blue.
After cutting out the stamped paper, I added a bit of green to the edges to darken them.
I painted most of the clothes pins white, but I did one in black acrylic paint. In the photo above, you see the black pin with the an art deco design stamped on it. Also, a butterfly from Butterflies Pair Rubber Stamp embossed in orange.
Above, you also see our Fleur de Lis Background stamped on a pin with a metal tree embellishment and monogrammed letter "S" bead under it.
A package of wooden clothes pins is inexpensive and you get a lot! This is a fun project that creates such pretty and useful things that will decorate your life.