Decorative Stamped Script Clothespins
Embellishing vintage wood spring clothespins seems to be the rage. These versatile pins can be used for so many more things than their original purpose. Memo holders, chip clips, photo holders, and much more. Whether you use adhesive to add buttons, glitter or beads, paint or even add trim to these age old needfuls, the only limit is your imagination. Today we are talking about using ink and hand stamping with stamps.
Gather your supplies: clothespins, stamps, inks, paper towels
I used a French script stamp with black ink in the ones pictured. Be sure to load your stamp with fresh ink in your color choice. You may want to do a few practice ones first to figure out the positioning and pressure needed. Be sure to not move your selected stamp once placed. If you do you will get a blurred image. Let dry thoroughly before handling., this is a must! We don't want smearing do we? Viola` That's it, your done! You can add a protective coating if you like, but once the ink is allowed to dry thoroughly it's on there pretty good. Pretty easy peasy.
You can use this same technique on round wood clothespins also, but it's a little trickier since you roll the clothespin on the stamp instead of placing the stamp in the clothespin, as above. Experiment, but most of all have fun!