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18 Comments

  1. How long do they take to dry?

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Um, maybe an hour on each side in the hot sun? Good luck!

  2. Love these! I do have a question: /Once dried, can you use them to hang wet/damp clothing or will the color bleed onto the garment? Thanks! -Christy

    1. Good question, Christy, but I honestly don’t know because I never use a clothesline! Maybe try on a junky towel 1st? It was suggested in one of the other comments that you could soak them in vinegar after?? I only use them decoratively & for chip/food bags.

  3. What a great & festive idea!

  4. Very cute idea! Love the colors of the clothes pins.

    1. Thanks, Carol! RIT has so many fun colors now, I want jars of them in every color of the rainbow!

  5. Jann Olson says:

    Hi Lora, I just think your clothespins are the cutest and they will be featured at SYC later today.
    hugs,
    Jann

  6. Jann Olson says:

    The cleverest and simplest idea. Why have I not thought of it? lol! I love how they look in the bottles!! It’s a must do for me. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  7. These are so pretty! I love drying clothes on the line! I don’t yet have one at my house now but I will soon! I’ve never thought to dye the clothespins though, they look pretty displayed in jars!

    Tania

    1. I honestly use them for everything but drying clothes on the line, Tania! Christmas cards clipped onto a bedspring or even on a rustic rope is a great use of them also!

  8. I use the wood clothes pins for snack bags also. I have had them for years and didn’t realize they are getting scarce. I did see small ones in the craft section at Walmart. Maybe I should start buying them when I see them. They look so pretty in the jars.

    1. Have you dyed yours, Debra? I’ve seen those mini ones too, but haven’t dyed any. They would be fun for crafting & parties!

  9. Cheryl Jarl says:

    I put my clothespins in vinegar after the dying process to set the color so they don’t bleed onto anything if they get wet. Sometimes a light coat of spray poly is also part of my regimen.

    1. Good to know. I haven’t taken that step & haven’t had any bleed issues, but if using on something really valuable, might be a good idea. Guess most of my stuff is junky;)