Clothes Pin Candle Holder

"Clothes Pin Candle Holder" by Janelle Stollfus
I had this project on my kitchen counter that was a 15 minute craft for my MOPS group last spring. I loved the idea and just needed to swap out the ribbon that we used. Boy, was I thrilled when I thought about adding some paint, white embossing powder and the Stampendous Cling Bandanas stamp.” – Janelle Stollfus
“Most everything you need to make this is out of your kitchen and laundry room! You are going to want a few of these for your valentine table… your spring picnic gathering or just to spice up your décor.”

CRR119 Cling Bandanas
EP100 White Embossing Powder
VM001 Versamark™ Watermark Stamp Pad
Other Supplies:
18 – 23 wooden clothespins
Clean and dry tuna or chicken can
Acrylic paints (1-3 different colors)

Start out by clamping the clothespins to some cardboard, and paint one color around the front and back. Let dry completely and then move them as close as you can to each other.

Ink the Bandanas stamp with VersaMark™ and peel off of the acrylic block. Gently press the stamp onto the clothespins making sure all the clothespins are getting the design.

Sprinkle white embossing powder over the whole thing and tap off excess. Carefully heat the embossing powdered Bandana on the clothespins. Be careful not to burn the paint!

Add the second (and/or third) paint to the inside of each clothespin and let dry.

Put all the clothespins in order of design onto the ridge of the can. I placed mine higher up the side of the can so I could have the painted base show.  Tie a bow around the clothespins with a coordinating ribbon.

Have some fun with this project and think weddings with all the Fran-tage embossing enamels and Pearlustre™ powders.

Have fun stamping!

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