06 February 2013

Glittered Clothespins



One of my goals of 2013 is to be more organized. More focused. More strategic.

I am working towards achieving this in three ways by 1. Avoiding distractions (like EXTRA CUTE SLOTH VIDEOS) 2. Writing down weekly and monthly goals in my phone (my fav app) and filo-fax, and 3. Snazzing up my paperwork in a way that will make me not run away from it.

Granted, I have always had a soft spot for fabulous office supplies, but this year I am giving myself permission to spend a little more time and money on it.  I figure anything that will prompt me to be more efficient and purposeful with my time is a worthy investment, no?
 

Clothespins. Seriously, who knew?

I never knew how much I loved clothespins until I ran out of paperclips. I mean honestly, clothespins? Who uses clothespins? Pres School teachers with laundry lines of finger paintings. Grannies with panty hose to hang dry. Not me, that's for sure.

Still, I bought a box at the dollar store to help dry coffee filters last spring. Then one day I was sorting files and ran out of paperclips and found that clothespins are sort of amazing. They keep things together and segregated in a way that says THIS NEEDS TO BE DEALT WITH. 


Clothespins are exactly what I need in my life.



I saw some glittery clothespins in one of my favorite stores, but then when you touch them the glitter fell off. Not a lot, but enough to annoy me. Do I really need more glitter in my taxes?

I thought about making them at home with glue and sealing it in with Mod Podge, but decided that would get messy and then the glue would get on the spring mechanism and then it would goop it all up and then...and then.... yish.

So when I saw this preglittered scrap book paper on sale for 75cents, I knew it had to happen. When I saw they also had LEOPARD GLITTER scrapbook paper, well, that was that!



Glitter paper  + Clothespins + Tacky Glue = Snazzy new paper sorting assistant.

For less than  $2.00, I made 30 of them in under an hour. I think I'll get some of those little magnets and glue them  the leopard ones to stick on the fridge. I could use a mode of hanging more fridge art, and let's be honest, can one ever have enough leopard in the kitchen?

Never.

9 comments:

  1. Adorbz!! and Brilliant! Nobody likes glitter all over everything and this totally solves the problem <3

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  2. I, ah, actually, use clothespins all the time, for their original purpose. I've never had a dryer in this house and I've lived here since 1983. The hookup was gas and the dryer we'd been given was electric and my ex didn't want to pay to have someone run a grounded outlet to where the dryer would sit. So, we strung 4 clotheslines through the basement.

    I learned, early, how much laundry I could do and have it dry overnight. If the child needed certain pants, they had to be washed a day in advance to be certain they would dry. Yes, I have spent an hour using a hair dryer to blow dry an item of clothing the child HAD to have but we adapted.

    Even now, when I could pay someone to put in an electrical line, I haven't. For years, I used to hang my clothes outside until that line gave out. I would love to figure out how to have another outside line because there is nothing, absolutely nothing better smelling than sheet that have been dried outside in the middle of August.


    Clothespins? I got 'em.

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  3. I love it! Now where did I put all those clothes pins?!

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  4. Actually, I think a little glitter might really improve taxes. Hmm...

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  5. I have an advent calendar that came with clothespins like these - there's a twine line and you use the snazzy clothespins to hang up little bags of trinkets. I hated putting those clothespins away, but I didn't want to lose them between Christmases. Now I'm going to have to make my own!

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  6. Where did those delicious file folders come from?!

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  7. Mostly Target --the Nate Berkus collection. The leopard ones were a gift.

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  8. LOL, You and my best friend are crazy for leopard print. I just have to make these for her, as I think I have given her just about everything I have ever found in leopard print. She will just die when she sees these. thanks

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  9. I have been seeing clothespins all over the place lately. Can't wait to try this.

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