Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s the time of year that so many put emphasis on love and showing each other how we care. Shouldn’t we be doing that everyday? It always cracks me up how much people put into the 2nd week of February. Maybe it’s because I’ve been married for 14 years and have known my husband for over 20 years…I don’t know. We try and make sure that the other knows we love them every day, not just in February.
Oh well, it’s still a great time to craft though, right? I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was adorable. I always have leftover clothespins laying around, and making them into these was so much fun. I have them standing on my desk now, and every time I see them, it makes me smile.
There are so many ways that you could change these up, and even personalize them for your family. They are pretty easy to make, and even though I am horrible at drawing, they weren’t hard to do – I love that!
I hope you like them!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on, and share this #TBCCrafters craft on your social media channels – thanks!!
- Wooden Clothespins
- Ribbon/Material, Etc.
- & Time!
I started by pulling apart some wooden clothespins. I tried to pick ones that were all one color, and didn’t have the marks like some do…have you seen those with different color wood grain, etc.?
Next, I used a colored marker to create a “blouse” on one of the sides of the clothespin. You could do whatever you wish for this – color, design…completely up to you. Just see the part at the bottom of the clothespin that usually goes over the clothes as the “head” of the person.
Now, I decided to use an artificial flower to complete her clothing ensemble. I just had to make the hole in the middle a bit bigger, and then layered a few pieces to her “waist” to represent a “skirt”.
After that, I used some different colors to create an outfit for her boyfriend. Just a dark blue for jeans, and a light blue for the shirt. Again, this is totally up to however you want it to look!
Now, to create their face, you just use a thin marker for their eyes and eyelashes, and then a color for the lips and hair. Do this on both sides, so you can see it either way. I am so horrible at drawing anything, so just pretend that this face is a masterpiece, and that they don’t need to go see a plastic surgeon to look normal, okay?
I then put the two pieces back together using the spring. You have to make sure to have her “dress” down when clicking this back together, otherwise, she looks like she’s doing a Marilyn Monroe thing. 🙂
Now, you can display them wherever you wish! I have my couples up on my desk now and it makes me smile every time I see them sharing a “moment”. 🙂
Hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
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Hello! Maybe out line the facial features lightly in pencil before applying eyelashes and lipstick before coloring, it only needs a hint of color-a fine point would do the trick- add a hairdo instead of paint as much as possible with limited space -doll hair is thin and you can create a style..your costumes are fine! I am excited to start this project myself and I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler but since not much sketching is required just painting the objects is needed..Are you using Acrylic Paint? PS: This comment is in regards to “Closespin Couple”… Read more »
Great tips! I just used markers, since I’m not the best with paint. You could use whatever you wanted, though.
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Those Are adorable! Thanks for sharing on the Love to Learn hop!
Those are adorable! I can see my daughter go wild about this.. I really love how cute they look…and its So creative. Thanks for stopping by !
I hope she enjoys making them…they are so easy to do!! Thanks for your comment!
This is such a cute idea! I love it. Im going to make a few!
Is this a regular weekly link up? If so, I will add it to my list on my blog. When does it go live each week?
Hi Lory – this is a group link up. If you’d like to join the #TBCCrafters group, we link up every Thursday. We’d love to have you join us!!
Such a cute idea for clothespins!! Thanks so much for linking up. 🙂 Linking up to your party now.
Awhh, they are just so cute – what a fun idea.
How sweet are these! I would pop a magnet on them and display then on my refrigerator!
Great idea!! Might just use that! 🙂
Those are so cute!!! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week!
Found this on the Spring Craft Blog Hop! Love these so much and pinning!
Thanks for stopping by Laurie! #SCBH2015
How cute! I love the skirt made from an artificial flower. Nice touch!
Thanks Beverly!! Figured it would be good to use what I already had! 🙂
So creative! I love them and I agree, love should be shown everyday not just on Valentine’s Day. Life is never promised and you never know when that someone you love won’t be there for the next holiday so go ahead and give that gift of love right now! Sharing!
You’re so right Dawn – sending hugs and <3!!
Well, that is the cutest! I love those little couples and so easy to do too!
Thanks Pam!! They were pretty easy, could even be easier if you knew how to draw well, unlike me! :p
This is such a cute and creative craft. It is perfect for making romantic personalized gifts for your sweetheart.
That is a fun little craft. I could picture the bride & groom ones being on tables at a wedding.
What an adorable way to use some clothespins. Pinning!
Very cute! I remember making clothes pin dolls with my babysitter as a child. I love this version, too! Such a cute way to create a couple. I will have to try this out my my daughters. She would love it!
Very cute! Can not let my kids see them or they would have this not crafty mom trying for it!
Awww..come on, Mom!! ha/ha
These are so cute. I could see this as a Sunday school activity with bible people.
That would be fun, Tara – I’ll have to share them with our children’s ministry! 🙂
These are so adorable! It looks simple too, I may even be able to do it! Sharing!
They are pretty easy, Heidi. And, I am HORRIBLE at drawing, so you’ll probably make it look so much better!! Send me a pic when you’re done! 🙂
Oh My GOODNESS, how absolutely adorable!!! Love it!
Thanks Rose. I have them on my desk, at home, and they always make me smile! 🙂