With your favorite stamps, some wooden clothespins, a wood paint stick and some 1 1/2 wood circle shapes you can make this inexpensive organizational tool to coordinate with your home's decor. Also, perfect for gift giving, this magnetic piece can be hung on your refrigerator and is handy for holding notes, stamps, unsorted mail, etc.
First, choose your color palette. I like the combination of DecoArt's Desert Turquoise, Georgia Clay and Golden Straw. It looks stunning combined with White.
I painted the wood clothespins various colors and the paint stick and circles white, since I will be stamping the circles. I choose Hampton Arts Clear Stamps, "Circle Birds" combined with black Stazon ink.
My mom is always looking for old books on her fleaing excursions and she found this one, really beat up and the pages will literally crumble into ash in your hands but perfect for crafting! I selected phrases and cut them into small strips.
I used Aleenes Collage Pauge to adhere the vintage text phrases as well as the random pieces of text to the paint stick. The other adhesive you will need is Aleenes Original Tacky Glue. We will use this to glue the circles to the front of the clothespins and to glue the pins to the paint stick.
Noticed how a paper pieced some of the stamped images. I think it adds a little more depth to the whole thing. I also added misc embellishments including small crystals to give the whole thing a little bling.
When you line up the clips, make sure you leave enough room between so that you can clip up larger envelopes, etc. You don't want your piece to look too crowded.
And there you have it....