Wednesday, March 9, 2016

In case you were wondering

When I showed you my clothespin barrels the other day did you wonder what I did with the metal spring part after I took the clothespins apart? Yeah I knew  you did. I bet it's been bothering you ever since too.
Well let it bother you no more. I happened to see an idea on Pinterest that led me to a clothespin spring star ornament tutorial.

They don't have a hanger on them yet but these are my stars. I found that some of them move around more than others and will lose their shape easily. I dabbed a little glue where the springs connect to help them hold their shape.

17 comments:

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing this! You know I love stars! The suspense was killing me, so thanks for telling us!

Duni said...

Yes, I was wondering! Wow, these stars are GREAT :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Once again....another clever idea!! Once the glue dries....dip them in a glue mixture and white 'snow'!!!

Sandra said...

they are really cool and i love anything that upcycles.. just put a ornament hanger on and perfect for a tree. they could even be spray painted for different colors. i like these.

Out on the prairie said...

Definitely waste not want not. I really like these!

Donna said...

Would be cute on a Christmas tree!
hughugs

Grace said...

No, it never actually occurred to me - but what a clever idea.

Jeanette said...

I love those! Just think of all the colors you can paint them for different holidays like gold and silver and red, white and blue!

Lin said...

Look at you using every part of the clothespin! You is smart. And creative!

Sandee said...

No, I wasn't wondering about those pieces at all. I'm not crafty that's why.

Have a fabulous day. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Tell Wade to get out his soldering iron to make them stay together ... and while he's at it he could add a pin back. Cute craft fair item!

SweetMarie said...

these are so cool! I can think of so many ways to use them! putting them on a string of lights to hang around a porch or deck would be fun and painting them fun sparkly colors, decorating a wreath and just so many possibilities! :)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you so very much! I really have been in a tissy over what you did with those springs.

handmade by amalia said...

I'll admit that it has been keeping me awake at nights so nice to know. And indeed, a brilliant idea!
Amalia
xo

Jeanne Pursell said...

Isn't Pinterest THE best invention EVER???? I spend WAY too much time over there...but there are so many great ideas...of things I will never have time to do in my lifetime!

LOVE the stars!!

Reeni Pisano said...

Wow there's a use for everything! I LOVE them!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Well isn't that the most inventive thing you've ever seen!

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