How To Color Clothespins!

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Color your clothespins easily with these methods! You can then use them for a huge variety of crafts and useful items!  I’ve dyed them, hand painted them and spray painted them.  Dying is is by far the easiest method in my opinion,   but the other ways work fine too.blank630x20

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This is the easiest way to color clothespins. You can do a bunch at a time and it covers them wonderfully plus you don’t’ have to take them apart which can be a pain. I’ve used regular food coloring which gives more of a stained looked. That can work depending on what you’re after.  Rit Dye gives a much deeper and more vibrant color.

 

 Food coloring or Rit Dye each give a unique look depending on what you are after.

If you like using clothespins in your crafting here’s a fast way to color a lot of them at once! We’ve got detailed instructions for you along with examples. Ü

blank After soaking, drain, rinse well and lay to dry on paper towels. FYI: Never used dyed clothespins to actually hang wet clothes. The dye will come off on them!

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If you like using clothespins in your crafting here’s a fast way to color a lot of them at once! We’ve got detailed instructions for you along with examples. Üblank If you like using clothespins in your crafting here’s a fast way to color a lot of them at once! We’ve got detailed instructions for you along with examples. Üblank

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How To Color Clothespins : Painting

You can take the clothespins apart and paint if desired. It’s a bit of work in order to cover all sides and I found it tedious as I struggled to get them back together. I also tried painting over everything and not taking it apart. I painted the tops and sides and let it dry then I opened it up and painted under the part that clamps together. I then stuck a toothpick in so it would dry and the paint would not stick together. It depends on your patience and how much time you want to spend as to whether this method is for you.

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How To Color Clothespin

26 Comments

  1. I never thought of using RIT dye – that’s a great idea!! I tried food coloring, and it just didn’t seem like it stained it enough. Definitely going to try this!! Thanks!

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  2. Greg Stirn

    Does anyone have a way to dye the clothes pins white. I have dyed the blue and red for a patriotic wreath, but im trying to avoid paining the white wons. Thanks for any suggestions. I like the Rit dyed as the dye doesnt cover up the hardware. Any help ? ?

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    1. Nancy Author

      I’m afraid the only way I know to do it is to spray paint them. But that does color the hardware… unless you take them apart which would be a pretty big chore! I even tried searching to buy white ones and all I could find had the hardware colored white too. (Guess folks who sell them have the same problem.) Maybe someone else will come up with a way to do that. Hope you can find something that works for you Greg!

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