Over the summer, I noted that Jen Runde (one of my Bloggy Idols) had made some ADORABLE clothespins covered with washi tape (You will love how she uses them on a clip chart for her writing program--and you can read about it HERE). And then I saw about 4,682 pictures of washi-taped creations on Pinterest. Suddenly, I was surprised to find myself motivated to try another craft. (Or maybe I just sat in the sun too long yesterday and it affected my mind...)
I do adore washi tape. Not to use, mind you. I just like to line it up and rearrange the colors a few times. That's good enough for me! But then I got to thinking: It would be cool to have clothespins to match my room when I hang up my anchor charts.
So I rounded up the tools and gave it a try. It was very tedious (for me) to trim the tape so that it matches the clothespin. It was like working in some obscure land of miniature handiwork. So. Not. Me.
To my amazement, they turned out almost okay!
All day, I've been feeling like I conquered Mount Everest. I even looked at some pretty rolls of washi tape when I was strolling through the aisles of Office Depot. But then I put them back and bought some new white board markers instead. I found a new brand that has pens that match the colors in my room!
Oh and here's the bad news: Apparently giving the clothespins a quick coat of Mod Podge helps the tape to stay adhered to the clothespins. I haven't decided whether I am brave enough for another round of the 'Podge. I did buy a package of 100 clothespins...
So I am considering this carefully: Make new clothespins next year or extend the life of the ones I have already made by giving them a Mod Podge dip.
Hhhmmmmm. I'm still weighing my choices...