Hello everyone, hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!
Today I made a fun little project that I thought I'd share with you. I have seen some of you talented ladies out there in blog land make decoupaged clip style clothespins. Well, when I spotted a bunch of vintage wooden clothespins a few weeks ago at a sale, I just knew they would be perfect for a similar style project! Mine aren't the spring type of pin, but I really love their shape! I wanted to put my own French twist on the project, so the wheels started spinning, and this is what I came up with! Viola, glittered vintage French clothespins!
I just adore the look of vintage French text, so I thought, why not French clothespins? I pick up vintage French books at our local libraries used book sale that occurs each month. For just a buck each, I get tons of crafting possibilities!
I traced the clothespin shape on the book pages, then used just a small amount of Mod Podge to adhere to both sides of each pin. After they were dry, I brushed another coat of Mod Podge on, then sprinkled with some of my Martha Stewart coarse clear glitter. I am afraid I don't have a photo of that step. I really envy you ladies who are so good at photographing each and every step of your projects! My fingers were covered in Mod Podge and glitter, so I wasn't even about to attempt snapping photos during that step! I need another hand to do that!
I picked up all of these reproduction vintage postcards in Paris. I think these pins would be fun just gathered in a bowl, clipped to the outside of a present, or on your desk to gather miscellaneous papers. It would be a fun project to do with kids, and it's inexpensive, too!
Oooh, la, la!
I am linking up with these fun parties. Be sure to check them out!
Under $100 Party at Beyond the Picket Fence
Tickled Pink Friday at 504 Main
Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
French Obsession Party at Le Chateau des Fleurs
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Cindy Adkins' Whimsical Musings Linky Party
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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!