How To: Paint spring-loaded clothespins into colorful, decorative wooden fasteners

Paint spring-loaded clothespins into colorful, decorative wooden fasteners

Spring-loaded clothespins are used for more than just clothes. If you looked in anyone's home, you'll see these springy wooden clothespins used for things like chip clips, photo holders and even for attaching sports cards on bicycle spokes. They're even used in the film industry (called C47s or bullets) for clamping colored gels or diffusion to hot lights on set. So, there's a million uses for these wooden clamps, but that doesn't mean they have to look the same— drab and unoriginal.

This video will show you how to make your wooden pegs more you— by painting them with creative decorations and patterns. You only need a few things to get started:

* Spring-loaded wooden clothespins
* Acrylic paints
* Glue
* Varnish
* Different color beads
* Paintbrush

All you do is disassembly the clothes pins, paint and decorate (as seen in the video) and let air dry (or blow-dry, if necessary).

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