Friday, July 27, 2012

Pretty clothes pins


A while  ago I spotted some pimped up clothes pins in Internet World and I just knew I had to make some for myself. Laundry, and then particularly the hanging laundry on a clothes line outside, is one of my everyday (and never ending...) pleasures. Yes, I know. It sounds crazy doesn't it. But I didn't say I liked the folding or putting away of laundry... Naughty me. That part I leave for the kids to do. Ha!

Anyway. For this little project I had to have following:

Wooden clothes pins
Washi tape with cute patterns
Acrylic hobby paint
Paint brush
Rotary cutter
Ruler
Cutting mat

I got started. Painted my pins white, pink and green. Let them dry. And then came the fun part - cutting Washi tape strips, attaching the tape and cutting off ends to fit the peg and - VOILA! Am I a happy laundry girl or what? I must have the most beautiful clothes pegs in the world. And I will make more, be so sure. This was great fun.

I found the Washi tape on ETSY, here and here. Which pin is your favorite? I think that shabby chick light turquoise one with the roses on... And I have to say, suddenly the hanging up laundry part even  gets more satisfying. It is amazing how much a little cuteness and color can make the most boring (for many - not me!!!) job fun. You should try it.

Kärlek
Annette

Note:
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saludos desde Guatemala
La Barra Dulce ETSY SHOP


21 comments :

  1. Cute makes the world a better place to live! They are all adorable and I love the red gingham paired with the aqua floral. It would take me ages to hang the laundry because I would be busy making cute color combinations with the pins :) Happy weekend! xoxo Debbie

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  2. Ooooh..pretty! I think I'm going to have to spend the money to get my clothes line in shape (it has wires..rusty ones) just so I can tell my fiancee that I need to make these. I do love the turquoise, but my favorite has to be the white one with the pink and yellow flowers.

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  3. Annette, your life is full of color! they are the most beautiful clothes pins that I've ever seen!

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  4. What a brill idea, I need some new pegs! Washi tape it is! Ada :)

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  5. Ooh I need to be giving this a go - they are sooooo gorgeous! Love the turquoise one too!
    Victoria xx

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  6. Hi Annette! I LOVE your decorated pegs. You made really good use out of that pretty Washi tape. I haven't used that on pegs yet, but have painted tiny wooden pegs as table settings! I'll bet hanging out your washing is even more fun now!
    Have a beautiful day! Sandra

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  7. I love these - they're so pretty. The pink with the red & white checks are my favorite. :)

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  8. Gorgeous pegs, Annette! I love them all but think my favourite is the aqua with the roses too, closely followed by the red gingham ones....they look so pretty all together :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Helen x

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  9. Beautiful pegs, they are gorgeous. What a brilliant idea.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. I love that idea! Yours turned out so cute.

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  11. Så sött! Inget är för simpelt för att piffas till lite! :-)

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  12. wow - these are so beautiful!!!! I am really going to make lots of these!!!!!


    xx

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  13. Cute, cute... oh so cute. I like the ones with the roses. Well, actually all of them are so pretty.

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  14. Very cute! I especially love the aqua and little roses!!

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  15. fantastic idea and beautiful execution!!!! bardzo mi się podoba !!!

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  16. Hi Annette, what a great post and tutorial..I am sure you are going to inspire alot of great laundry lines hang ups ❤

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  17. Oh I LoVE your pegs!! Don't leave them out in the rain - they're sooo pretty!! I need to get me some washi tape for the creative to do list I keep adding to for when the kids go back to school!! These are defo going on it!! J9 x

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  18. Thanks for the feature :)

    I offer you and all of your readers a -10% off in all our Etsy listings using coupon code: 10OFF
    feel free to use it and share it with your friends!!

    saludos desde Guatemala
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/labarradulce?section_id=11182647

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  19. What a fun project! I am definitely going to make pretty pegs like these, with washi tape. Thanks for sharing your ideas : -)

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  20. Question regarding the decorated clothespins -- after the washi tape is applied -- is it waterproof?

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  21. so nice post, i like so much, thanks for sharing.

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Kärlek
Annette

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