Sunday, August 17, 2008

Altered Giant Clothespin & Calendar Coaster

Let's just start by saying I must be the biggest procrastinator yet! I have a long list of to make cards for family members so what do I pull out? You guessed it, some other goodies that I have been dying to play with! A good friend of mine sent me a giant clothespin and Kathy acquired the snowman template at a recent Lasting Impressions sale that I have been wondering what to do with. I thought it was ugly and at first told her I didn't want it. Boy am I glad I took it now,it fits perfectly onto the giant clothespin. Both gals made me do it, that's my excuse for today's project and share. This would make a wonderful desk accessory. I made it two sided so that you could display the monthly calendar on one side and important days to remember on the other along with a little pocket for notes or gift ideas.

Once I received this clothespin I went searching for ideas and found this terrific tutorial at Craft Critique

These would be a great gift make a matching set for each month. What do you think?

Supplies include: Lasting Impressions brass stencils, button, thread, software and paper, Giant clothespin, acrylic paint (for sides and top), 4x4 coaster (med wt.), calendar, Cuttlebug "snow" folder and ribbon.


Littlekel90 said...

Awww, I think it is adorable! What a great idea! :) Kelly

GiftsByHeidi said...

That is so cute! Love it!