Use rubber stamps to decorate clothes pins or clothes pegs. These make great gifts and are also a lovely way to keep papers together in your workroom or display handmade cards. Tiny tapestry stamps have been used to create the clothes pins in the photograph, however the project would work well with stamps of different types. Wooden clothes pins or clothes pegs are required for this project.
We have used peg stamps from the Tapestry Stamp Company for this project (Berry Sprinkling and Berry Branch tiny peg stamps), however any small stamps will work well.
- Gather materials together. Paint the pegs with acrylic paint and leave them to one side to dry.
- When the clothes pins are dry, start stamping over the pegs with tapestry or other small rubber stamps. Use pigment or permanent inks, if using dye inks then the finished pins could be protected using a clear varnish (we used Colorsnap Fluid Chalk inks). Build up a pattern on the pin as desired.
- Leave the clothes pins to one side to dry. When the clothes pins are dry, finish the pins as required.
- Attach a magnet to one side of the clothes pins to make fridge magnets.
- Apply a piece of double sided tape to one side of the clothes pin and attach the pin to a notice board to help keep papers tidy.
- Taking the pins apart before painting allows the pins to be painted front and back if required.
- Embossing the rubber stamped image will give a different effect.
- Wooden clothes pins can be found in general stores and also from craft supply shops.
What You Need
- Wooden clothes pins or clothes pegs
- Acrylic paint
- Rubber stamps
- Pigment ink