Friday, November 19, 2010

Magnet Clothespin Tutorial with Discount Cardstock and Plaid

Here is a little tutorial on how to create these super easy and inexpensive clothespin magnets, using Discount Cardstock's beautifully embossed Holly Blizzard Lily White cardstock. These make great holiday gifts and I'm even going to show you how to make a cute (and easy) bag for gift-giving.

To begin you'll need the following supplies:

1 - 12 x 12 sheet of Discount Cardstock "Holly Blizzard Lily White"
1 - 12 x 12 sheet of Discount Cardstock "Brilliant White 80#"
1 - 12 x 12 sheet of Discount Cardstock "Really Red"
1 - 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Discount Cardstock "Magnecote Sheet"
Plaid: Mod Podge: Matte
White Ribbon 1/4 inch
Clothespins (I used 7 in this project)
1 - 5 x 7 (approximate) Glassine Bag
Stamps for sentiment (I used Papertrey Ink: 2008 Holiday Tag Collection)
StazOn: Black Ink

Tools Used:
Hot Glue Gun
Paint Brush
1 3/4 inch Circle Punch
2 inch Scallop Punch
(I also used the Ultimate Crafters Companion to tie by bows)

Step 1:  Measure clothespins front (or back) length and width. Cut 1 strip each of Holly Blizzard paper and Magnacote Sheet using those measurements as your guide.

Step 2: Adhere Magnacote (magnet side up) to one side of each pin with Mod Podge, being careful not to get it on the magnet side (black side) of the product.  Let Dry.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 with strips of Holly Blizzard paper and let dry.

Step 4: Hand tie a bow for each clothespin. (I used the Ultimate Crafter's Companion to help me tie perfect little bows).

Step 5:  Adhere bows to clothespins using hot glue gun. (These magnets are going to look great holding holiday cards on the fridge!).

Step 6: Create embellishment for gift packaging by punching a 2 inch scallop circle from Discount Cardstock's Really Red 12 x 12 cardstock and punching a 1 3/4 inch circle from the Holly Blizzard paper. Stamp Holly Blizzaard paper with sentiment (I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set) and adhere to Really Red scallop punch.

Step 7: Put decorated clothespin in glassine bag, fold top of bag over and staple shut. Adhere Sentiment to bag over staple with adhesive tape.

3 Scrappy Comments:

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love, Love, Love this tutorial Beth. I've been wanting to try this for a long time. Will have to while I'm off for Thanksgiving break. TFS :)

Mod Podge Amy said...

Those are fun - what a great gift!

Kristina said...

Fantastic gift idea!!

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