This last week has been a bit cray-cray to say the least. With picking up extra shifts and birthdays abounding this month, I’ve been having a rough time making time to create and also getting myself in the right head space. So… I’ve been playing some video games and then took a walk for inspiration… because that is what one does. Oh, and I ate cupcakes. 2 of them. From Big Sugar Bakeshop. Because y’all know I love me some cupcakes.
Okay so, I’ve been working a lot on finding inspiration. I’ve been trying to get out of the house, go to the craft store, play… really just trying to unplug. I’m not sure if its been working, but I really feel that creativity is a muscle and you have to exercise it, so I’ve been trying to do more of that.
These Day of the Week Clothes Pin Magnets are a product of that “exercise”. What do you do to find inspiration?
Day of the Week Clothes Pin Magnets
7 Clothes Pins
Nail Polish (I used rainbow colors!)
Letter Stamps – $1.50 from Michaels
Colorbox Gold Metallic Ink – This is a pigment ink, which tend to be bright and thick but dries very fast. If you’re using another brand, stick to acohol based inks.
Magnet Strip – I got mine for a dollar at Joann Fabric
Start by removing the spring from your clothes pins. It kinda sucks putting them back on, but it will make your life so much easier when it comes to painting the clothes pins.
Paint each pin with your chosen colors of nail polish. I did a minimum of 2 coats to make sure I had a nice opaque color.
Let these dry for about 2 hours – Just to be on the safe side.
Stamp your days of the week onto the sides of each pin. Match color and day.
Let your ink dry for about 20 minutes then put your pins back together.
I turned these into magnets by using E6000 glue and a magnet strip on one side.