You may have noticed the cheery clothespins that appeared in yesterday’s photo and wondered about them. They are so easy to make. All you need are some wooden clothespins, a selection of paints, and a little imagination. I used the old-fashioned ones, but the more modern wooden ones would be fine too. If you’re having trouble finding the older type, try your local craft store. I used polka-dots but there are all kinds of other patterns to try. You could glue a small magnet on the back and use them to pin notes on your fridge. Turned upside-down and secured to a base they make whimsical place-name holders for a table setting or a place to keep a pretty postcard, card, photo or message.
Note: If you’re going to use them outdoors make sure you give them a coat of waterproof varnish. And if you are going to use them to hang laundry, then a coat of varnish will keep the paint from dissolving all over your damp clothes!