Craft Lightning Back To School Giant Clothespin Organizer Or Photo Holder

Sometimes you just need a giant clothespin organizer or photo holder in your life.  I am participating for the second time in the Craft Lightning event hosted by The Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts and Happy Go Lucky!  This time the theme is Back To School!  Believe it or not back to school is right around the corner.  Start now with fun craft projects that can make you life easier or more fun during the school year.

 

This giant clothespin is perfect for remembering forms and permission slips to holding photos. Get going on back to school fun right now! - www.michellejdesigns.com

Craft Lightning

Last time I participated the theme was patriotic and I made these Patriotic Glasses for Summer!

The bloggers who are participating, such as myself, get to make projects for back to school that can be made in 15 minutes or less (not including drying time).  I think it is a great idea.  People are busy and fun, easy, fast crafts that look great are always in demand.  Be sure to check out the hosts and see what they have conjured up as their own Craft Lightning projects and you can also view everyone else’s projects on their sites as well.

 

 

Supplies Needed To Create A Giant Clothespin Organizer

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The nice people at DecoArt sent me the stain product for free in exchange for this post but all opinions are my own!

 

Materials Needed To Create A giant Clothespin Organizer

Giant Clothespin

Scrapbook Paper

DecoArt Color Stain – I used Charcoal

Black Ink

Rubber Stamp of Choice

Black and White Bakers Twine

Adhesive

Magnets

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Metal Rimmed Tag

Foam Brush

 

Decorating The Clothespin

This craft is super fast and perfect for this round of Craft Lighting.  The first thing to do is to stain the clothespin with the DecoArt Color Stain.  If you have never seen this product it is pretty nice.  DecoArt sent me two colors to try out but this time I am only using the Charcoal.

Basically it stains the wood like a wood stain and still lets the grain of the wood show through.  I added just one coat to this clothespin but you can add multiple coats for the look you want.  And you can wipe it off with a soft cloth to create a more uniform look between coats if you think it needs it but on this project I just brushed it on and it looks fantastic.  I used a foam brush to apply it.

 

This giant clothespin is perfect for remembering forms and permission slips to holding photos. Get going on back to school fun right now! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

This giant clothespin is perfect for remembering forms and permission slips to holding photos. Get going on back to school fun right now! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

When the stain is completely dry cut a piece of scrapbook paper just slightly smaller than the front of the clothes pin.

 

This giant clothespin is perfect for remembering forms and permission slips to holding photos. Get going on back to school fun right now! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Glue it to the front of the clothespin.  Tie a piece of the baker’s twine around the clothespin and add a little metal rimmed tag.  I used some black ink, a tiny rubber stamp that says “hi!” to make it fun.

 

This giant clothespin is perfect for remembering forms and permission slips to holding photos. Get going on back to school fun right now! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

The front is done…just like that.  Now the back.  I wanted to be able to hang it on the refrigerator or any metal surface as well as just have it standing somewhere.  So I used some strong magnets on the back.   I used the hot glue gun to stick them down.

 

This giant clothespin is perfect for remembering forms and permission slips to holding photos. Get going on back to school fun right now! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Here We Go

I don’t have kids in school anymore but I am still going to use it in the same way.  Either to gather important papers and hold them or to hold photos or cards.

See, we are all done now.  That wasn’t so hard and I think it looks awesome.  What do you think?

 

This giant clothespin is perfect for remembering forms and permission slips to holding photos. Get going on back to school fun right now! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

This giant clothespin is perfect for remembering forms and permission slips to holding photos. Get going on back to school fun right now! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

If you like it be sure to pin it!

 

This giant clothespin organizer is perfect for remembering forms and permission slips to holding photos. Get going on back to school fun right now! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

 

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