June 12, 2013

Workshop Wednesday: Easy DIY Ombre Clothespins!

If you’ve been practicing your layered tissue paper technique from my post a couple weeks ago, then these will be a breeze! Clothespins are great for hanging up a photo display, special cards, or signs at a party. These look beautiful and not only are they easy but you can make a dozen for under $10!

Materials:

  • Clothespins
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Tissue paper (for ombre 3 shades of a color)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:
Trace and cut the size of the clothespin side.
Cut out 4 pieces of tissue paper to size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Glue on tissue paper strips.
Layer 1- mid-tone
Layer 2- lightest tone at the top
Layer 3- darkest tone at the bottom
Layer 4- one more layer of mid-tone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tissue paper can be torn, cut, and glued in a any pattern or arrangement!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make them even more special with an add-on such as
-Tissue paper pom poms
-Monograms or initials
-Cut out shapes
-Buttons Clip them on a string to hold an arrangement of photos or pictures you want to show off!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Shuma Armentano is the owner and artist behind Strawberry Small Works Studio in Somerville, Massachusetts. In addition to being wedding and party obsessed she has yearsof experience as an art educator and believes everyone can make something beautiful!