I love doing new things for Valentine's Day. Pink has always been my favorite color so I love to be able to decorate for Valentine's Day. I saw a company was selling some clothespins with hearts on them and thought, "I can do that!". This was a really easy project and I really like the way the clothespins turned out. The possibilities are endless! I might have to try some shamrock ones for St. Patrick's Day.
You will need the following items:
Clothespins--any size, I used some medium sized ones that I found at Joann's but regular sized ones would work as well
Package of wooden hearts-also found at Joann's
Red and Pink paint
Wood stain (optional)
I started by painting the wooden hearts and while they were wet, I sprinkled on some glitter. That technique was easy and it worked great.
While the hearts were drying, I used a Q-tip to put stain on the clothespins. Let them sit for a few minutes and then wiped the extra stain off with a paper towel. So simple. Then I let everything dry for a couple of hours.
Once they were dry, I put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the hearts to seal on the glitter. Let them dry another hour and then attach the hearts to the clothespins with a hot glue gun.
The project was especially quick and easy. I'm looking forward to giving some Valentine cookies with the clothespins attached to some of my co-workers. That will be another post :).