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.
How To Color Clothespins : Dying
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.
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!
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.