Organize Your Home Office with Wooden Clothespins and Jacquard Products
I’m STILL slowly but surely cleaning up my studio space. Organizing, purging, cleaning, and stopping often to make something with the things I find. Wooden clothespins seem to be cropping up in just about every other nook and cranny. I have 5 different sizes for cryin’ out loud. FIVE. They range in size from 1 inch to 9 inches.
I also found this fun napkin that I’d been holding on to just because I liked the colors and design.
And now you know why I’m always cleaning up around here!
Time to see what I can come up with.
The first thing to do is to CAREFULLY disassemble the clothes pin. It can be kind of tricky to not only get it apart but to get it back together again but it’s so worth it not to have paint gunked up all over the metal.
Paint all sides of the clothes pin with acrylic paint of your choice. Let dry thoroughly.
By the way, this is a 9 inch clothes pin. HUGE!
I used Mod Podge to decoupage the napkin to the clothes pin and let it dry. Put a coat of Mod Podge on top of the napkin to seal it. Let dry thoroughly.
Once it was dry I trimmed away the excess napkin and then broke out my Lumiere 3D paint and adhesive and embellished the polka dots on the napkin with raised dots of lovely metallic color.
Let the Lumiere 3D dry and reassemble the clothes pin.
Now I have a great organizer for my desk. Because, let me tell you, I DON’T want to lose that gift card for life saving iced coffee.
Yes, I said life saving. As in saving the lives of people around me because I’m tired and cranky. ;)
And I couldn’t just stop at one…
You know me better than that!
I painted a 6 inch clothes pin with ivory acrylic paint and then when that was dry painted over the whole thing again with the Lumiere 3D in PEARL using a paint brush. Just to give the whole thing a subtle shimmer.
I love the way the Lumiere 3D looks as a paint. It takes quite a while to dry so that it’s not tacky but totally worth the wait!
So this Lumiere 3D is supposed to be an adhesive, huh? I decided to REALLY put it to the test here.
The cameo and the bezel it sits in are two separate, smooth pieces. I put a little of the GOLD Lumiere 3D in the bezel and then seated the cameo. Two smooth surfaces and the Lumiere 3D held like a champ!
And since I’m using it as an adhesive… I added a Petaloo flower and leaf, and 3 gems.
For the finishing touch I put a dab in the center of the flower. This clothespin has been on my desk for a few weeks now and all of the elements have stayed on quite nicely.
Decorated wooden clothespins are a great way to organize your home office. Use one for receipts and another for your TO DO list. Attach a strong magnet to the back and it will stick to your file cabinet keeping even more clutter off your desk. An affordable and decorative way to organize and keep track of all the little bits of paper a home office generates!
PS. I’m beginning to think that this cleaning and purging things is not only becoming a way of life but a great way to see what I have and come up with ideas for new projects.