Tie Clothespin Photo Holder

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by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

Tie Clothespin Photo Holder

A dad or grandfather would love to receive this iconic image that can easily hold a special note or photo.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Carefully remove spring from clothespin and set aside.
  • 2
    Paint clothespins. In the samples provided the larger one is painted Scottish Highlands and the smaller one Habanero. Let dry.
  • 3
    Trace tie template onto clothespins. If desired, paint the inside of the tie a different color. The larger clothespin ties were painted Indigo. On the smaller clothespin, the area outside of the tie outline was painted Putty. Let dry.
  • 4
    Outline ties with Sharpie marker.
  • 5
    Replace spring back in place. Make sure that it is put back in place properly so it will grip.
  • 6
    Add detail to the tie with the dimensional paint…it's not just for fabric! Tip: give the paint one good downward shake to push out any air bubbles. Practice on scrap paper to get a feel for the flow of the paint.
  • 7
    On the larger clothespin, large Yellow polka dots were added; on the other side, white and red stripes.
  • 8
    On the smaller clothespin, write "#1 Dad" in White. On the other, create lighter Blue dots. Add tinier dots of Navy Blue on top of the other dots. Let dry completely.
  • 9
    Add photo or note.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Clothespin 6 inch 104149218
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Clothespin 9 inch 104147178
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint Habanero 104588351
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint Putty 104588411
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint Indigo 104588215
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint Scottish Highlands 104588187
  • Sharpie® Fine Point Permanent Marker Black 104128524
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dimensional Fabric Paint Value Pack 10 paints 104136877
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 10 104118906
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