Crafts: Easiest Way to Paint Clothespins

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It rains a lot in North Carolina. A whole lot. I never really knew how much until I moved here from Southern Cali.. I thought when summer came a blazing, we were going to have a few months of fun in the sun, with minimal precipitation!

Crafts: Easiest Way to Paint Clothespins

Crafts: Easiest Way to Paint Clothespins

So.. instead of enjoying the sunshine in this gorgeous new state.. I’ve spent lots of time tinkering away in my little craft corner.  Not that I am complaining or anything! ;)

Spray painting has always been my favorite way to add come color to  clothespins but since all this rain doesn’t make that possible, using craft paint is the next best thing! Awfully messing though, wouldn’t  you agree?

So with that said, I wanted to share with you the best and easiest way I’ve found to paint lots of clothespins simultaneously in various sizes using regular old wooden dowels! For the tiny ones, regular bamboo skewers worked like a charm!  Once they are all the perfect color, just put them in a cup to quickly dry.

Maybe many of you already have tried this method, but I just wanted to share it just in case some of you hadn’t and wanted to give it a go!

Hope it helps!


These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

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  1. JaneEllen says:

    Fantastic idea Keren, love that you shared this. Now I know why I keep dowels or sticks or whatever. I haven’t painted any clothes pins yet but never know when occasion will arrive and I love to be prepared.
    From Southern Ca to No. Carolina, wow that’s a big change in many ways. The mind set in CA is so different than the east. I found that out when we moved to KY. I had lived in San Diego area for 21 yrs. Ky wasn’t ready for my women rights ideas. At least not part of KY we moved to. I mean it was a culture shock. Where we lived women were to keep their mouths and minds shut. Don’t think so. I spent alot of time alone, wonder why? lol
    Hope you’ll be happy there. I only lasted 5 yrs. in KY but we had to move more for my health. Asthma/allergies/arthritis were about to put me under in KY. I’d move back to MT in heart beat. We moved from s.D. to MT on 20 acres on big lake, lived there for 7 yrs. Moved to KY to be by oldest son and his family but dil didn’t like me at all, I was too independent. I was married to over road trucker, wonder why I was independent. Happy week

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