Fun Valentine Craft for the Pet Lover!
Quick and easy gift for a pet loving friend.
I wanted to make some quick handmade items for all the sweet people in my life for Valentines Day. This is one of the item I decided to make. I use regular old clothes pins to make these.
The basic items you need are clothes pins, ribbon, magnets and acrylic paint. I painted all the clothes pins first. I typically use a slightly better paint than craft paint when I make a project as I find it covers faster and looks nicer longer but craft paint will work fine too. I had several spools of paw print ribbon in my studio – you can use any ribbon, just make sure its the width of the clothes pin. When the paint was dry I glued the ribbon to the pins with tacky glue. I applied ribbon on both side of the pin but just doing the front would be fine too.
I wanted small hearts on the front of my clothes pins. I buy bulk bags of small wooden hearts. I painted them red, stamped them with paw prints and then sprayed them with ModPodge pearlized glaze. You could use any type of sealer but I like the shimmer of this glaze. I glued the hearts on to the pins with Beacon’s 3 in 1 – it is a wicked smelly glue but it is a very strong hold.
I finished them off with a large magnet on the back so these clips can be used as refrigerator magnets but they have functionality without magnets too.
I made a few different styles of these. The skulls were for me …why not? The snowflakes for my mom.