T his month's issue was all about summer, "The Sweet Side of Summer." And like always, it was filled with pictures of beautiful homes, creative ideas and much more. What caught my attention in this month's issue was a craft project that I thought was very cute, creative and fairly easy to make. The title was "Decorative Wooden Clips... For the well- dressed document" By Lisa Tutman-Oglesby. They're decoupage clothespins.
I thought this was a very clever way to dress up something that gets quite of bit of use in our cottage. (I like using clothespins for my chip bags). The article gave several other suggestions for uses. Aside from the chip bag clip idea, I also liked the idea of a fridge magnet. Just add a magnet to one side of the clip and presto. Another great suggestion was to drill a small hole in the top of the clip and then screw several of them onto a bulletin board, making organization a snap. They can also be used instead of paperclips, keeping papers tidy in a more elegantly chic way.
The list of things you'll need is small. The list consists of wood clothespins, patterned scrapbook paper, fluid adhesive, such as decoupage glue or Mod Podge, and a craft file or emery board (optional) used to give the pins a more destress and vintage look. The directions given were easy to follow. I can't wait to get started on my own set of decoupage clothespins.