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« on: January 31, 2009 09:16:39 AM »

Yes, I'm a hoarder and I love clutter, but I also like to change it up.

I have around 100 plus of the old fashioned style of clothes pins, the type that don't squeeze open and shut, two legged type. Any suggesstions about what would be a good use. I don't think there is enough for a beaded curtain, my first idea.

I did a search on this and returned 15 pages of posts, but one crafter uses the term in the signature, so I thought I would do my first new topic. I'm sorry I found this place so late. I was up for hours reading last night.

Materials I keep on hand.

Paints,
fishing line
fabric, lots and lots
yarn
glue
costume jewelry for embellishment


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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009 09:28:49 PM »

I have a few of these, maybe a dozen or so, and I have been trying to think of something to do with them.  I'm leaning toward a mobile.  Maybe using them to attach baby items at different levels from a small parasol using the clothespins as the things to attach the baby items to.  Does that make sense?  I'm thinking amigrurumi toys or something like that.  I thought I could maybe make 3 mobiles with the ones I have.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009 10:51:48 AM »

I have seen them painted like wooden dolls and you can dress them up with beads, fabric and lace.
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009 08:56:58 AM »

If you like old fashioned toy soliders (British uniform), these are wonderful to paint up.  The legs are blue, black or gold belt, red uniform top with pipe cleaner arms, slash of belt colour diagonally across chest, add a black hat, big an furry if you can from felt or a bit of faux fur. Great if you have a Nutcracker toy Xmas tree.
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009 01:18:38 PM »

You could plan ahead for next Christmas with these clothespin ornaments and decorate a whole tree or give them as gifts:

Clothespin Santa
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/clothespin_santa-e571.html

Clothespin Reindeer
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/clothespin_reindeer_pin-e106.html

Clothespin Soldier
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=146

Merry Christmas just a little early.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009 01:03:10 PM »

I thank you all for the ideas, but I am not planning anything with a holiday theme. I was leaning more to some sort of sculpture or practical repurposing. I think I will just get a big foam ball and paint all of them different colors and attach to that. I didn't want them to look like the original item. Peace.
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