Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wee & Whimsical Wednesday

Clothespin magnets are so fun & easy to make - and Inchies Squares make it all the easier! If this colored image looks familiar, you're right! I colored up a bunch of this Itty Bitty Seed Packs image before the last Wee & Whimsical Wednesday. If you take a closer (unfocused, lol) look, you will see that I actually cut out one and layered it over the base image for a great dimensional look.

We have a great farmer's market in my town every Thursday Spring to Fall. I created this magnet to keep my list handy - I'm always seeming to forget something! (Last week it was a new basil plant, as my last one didn't like it when I forgot to water it for a couple days...let's just say that I'm a better crafter than gardener!)

Here's another one! For this one, I painted the sweet Good Night Moon image with Shimmerz paints. Since Inchie Squares are museum-quality matboard, they take the paints beautifully! I adhered a little patterned paper onto the front of the clothespin to change up the look a little, too. (Both clothespins were colored with Permapaque pens from Sakura. They have great coverage and dry faster than acrylic paints.)

And how do you make them magnetic? Simple! Just take a length of magnetic tape (available in any craft supply store) and cut it in half length-wise. It fits the backside of the clothespin perfectly!

I hope this inspires you to snag a couple clothespins from your laundry area! Just add a couple Inchies to dress them up and you'll have a fun message holder that you'll really enjoy seeing.

Be well.


JulieHRR said...

How fun are these??!!! Not to mention, utilitarian, too! Total cuteness, Jennifer!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Very cute, Jenn -- I've been meaning to do these with Inchies, too (great minds...)! Love those popped up seed packets!