Magnetic Clothespin Note Holders
Hi, my name is Darcy and I am representing Pink Persimmon today. My sister (Judi) and I first got to know Lisa when she used some of our stamps in her first book “Delight in the Details”. We are honored to be included as one of her guest bloggers this week.
One of our talented Creative Team members, Andrea Budjack, made these adorable magnetic clothespins and we’d like to share a little how-to here today.
Andrea first cut three circles using her Sizzix Circles die, but you can use any circle punch or circle cutter that matches the stamp sizes. She then stamped two images from the You’re a Jewel stamp set and the “a little note” stamp from Flower Greetings. She added a little distressing to the edges with ink and then set aside.
If you are using plain clothespins, give them a coat of white paint and then sand the edges lightly to give them a worn look. Andrea next added the magnets to the back of the clothespins with a hot glue gun. Splurge on the extra strong magnets from your craft store. It is really worth it when you have something heavier to hang on the refrigerator door.
Begin layering your circles with the fabric and ribbon. The fabric rosette is made with a strip of 1/2″ fabric gathered on a Glue Arts 3D Foam. Die cut a medium circle of the 3D Foam, then adhere to the back of the medium circle (the light green jewel stamp below). Remove the other backing and begin attaching your fabric strip along the edge, overlapping to create a small ruffle effect and leaving the center of the 3D Foam circle still exposed. Once you have completed the ruffled circle, adhere it to the largest sized circle. Fray the edges of your ruffle slightly for a softer vintage look.
Cut a small strip of ribbon with sharp scissors and ink the edges. Attach to the medium sized circle . Attach the smallest “a little note” circle to the top with 3D foam and glue two buttons on either side. Adhere the entire layered circle to your clothespin.
If you are giving these as a gift, create some fun tags to include with the clothespins like Andrea did in the first picture above.
Thanks for joining us today! We’ll be back next with another project to share. You can see more fun ideas with Pink Persimmon stamps at our blog here: www.pinkpersimmon.typepad.com and you can visit Andrea at her blog here: Creative Paper Trail.