Saturday, December 19, 2009

Quick Last Minute Gift

This is a quick last minute gift but also a project I had been wanting to try for some time after seeing it at Kim at Twice Remembered's blog. You can do any color scheme for this project and I was able to use some small scrap pieces of scrapbook paper.

I spray painted six clothespins black last night and used the hanger tip that Kim gives. It worked out great, allowing me to get to each area with the paint. This morning I got my papers together and cut the strips one for each side of the clothes pin.



I used Mod Podge {on the clothes pin} and put the paper on one side at a time. Then did a top coat of Mod Podge.


I cut a magnet sheet into pieces that I could attach to the back. I decided to use these on my refrigerator for now, but you don't have to put magnets on them. If you check out Kim's post you will see how she is using them.




Here they are on said refrigerator. And look, there is the sonogram picture of the little peanut that is my grandchild!




These were so quick and easy, I decided to paint six more with white spray paint and covered them in baby themed scrapbook paper for my daughter.




I'm linking up with:






DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land




18 comments:

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

Those are great. I just bought a bunch of clothes pins for a hair bow project so I am going to have to make some of these!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

They are so cute and perfectly you in the black & pink. Cute project!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

How adorable! I love this idea.

Carla said...

Love 'em, Kathy! I want to do these. Hope I can find the time before C'mas. I'd like to use this idea to hang rec'd C'mas cards on the frig.

I'm sure the snow's hit you guys by now. It's been snowing here in Delaware for around 17 hours now. It's still coming down!

Enjoy it if you can.

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

How cute! I may have to make some for myself. Merry Christmas to me!

Danielle

Wendy said...

Cathy, Thanks for sharing this! I remember seeing this before, but forgot! I am glad to have the reminder again! This will make a great teacher gift! Thanks a bunch!
Wendy

One Cheap B*tch said...

Those are so darn cute! N will love them!

Jeanette said...

Just too cute!

pk @ Room Remix said...

Those are SUPER cute! I'm thinking pretty much every craft you do from here on out is going to have a baby version if possible, right? :-) That's awesome!

Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

I've loved those since I saw them at Kim's also. Aren't they great?
I've thought about making them so many times, but haven't found clothespins that are very sturdy anywhere around here.

that's a great idea to use them for baby stuff. If you clip pictures in the,, it makes it super=dooper easy to change them out as you take new pictures.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Too cute....It has been such a blessing to meet you in blogland...You have enriched my life. Blessings to you and yours....Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with many blessings.
Teresa
Grammy Girlfriend http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/
and
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com

Jane said...

How funny Kathy, I think we're both scrambling for last minute gift ideas! Maybe being rushed has improved our creativity...love your clothes pins!

Kati- said...

YES YES YES! I love them!! I too have the same idea in mind! I love your paper!!!
Happy Holidays!

Kati- said...

PS I was thinking I was reading incorrectly, how in the world do you have a grandchild?! LOL You only look like you're in your 20s in your default picture!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thank you, Kati! That picture was taken in March of this year (just so you don't think I'm trying to pass off an old picture!). Make-up is a wonderful thing AND a professional photographer. I always decline any touch-ups they want to do because I use this for my website, and I want clients to actually recognize me when I show up at their homes!

Rene said...

What a great way to jazz up a clothes pin! Too cute.

Kelly said...

These are fabulous! Love that idea!

Cha Cha said...

I love these gifts and that you ccan make the same gift for everyone but make it match thier home. Great job. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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