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Dyed Clothespins

December 24, 2013 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under General Crafts

Dyed Clothespins Dyed Clothespins
Clothespins are super useful, and for many, many more purposes beyond simply hanging clothes out to dry. Personally I use them all over the house. To close half eaten bags of snacks, to decorate the tops of gift bags, hanging up kids art, identifying whose napkin is whose. The list goes on. And I love to have clothespins with a little pizzazz for these types of situations, so the idea of dying a whole batch of them in bright, saturated colors was a fantastic one. Fun as they are, these also make a great jumping off point for many other clothespin crafts.

Difficulty level: easy, but definitely an adult only project due to the dyes
Time required: 25 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Fabric Dye
Hot water
Plastic or glass containers
Rubber gloves
Foil or freezer paper

Things to do:
1. Cover your work surface with foil or freezer paper to protect it. Put on your rubber gloves to protect your hands.
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2. Add a tablespoon of dye to each jar and then fill with two cups of very hot water. Carefully mix the dye into the hot water.
3. Carefully drop the clothespins in and push them under the dye so they are completely submerged.
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4. Allow the clothespins to sit for a 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure they are well coated.
5. Pull the clothespins out of the dye and spread onto your covered work surface, turning them occasionally until they are completely dry before using.
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