Unruly Paper Arts ~ Reader Art Quest ~ Wood


I’ve wanted to make over one of these giant clothespins from Michaels for quite awhile, and the new ‘wood’ theme at Unruly Paper Arts gave me the perfect excuse.  This pin measures 2.5″ X 12″ and is quite sturdy.  I’ve been using it as a T o Do list holder.


I used layers of paints and stencils, including some old favorites and new ones from StencilGirl Products.  I added some rub-ons and the little wood flowers and leaves from Prima, which I painted and stamped before attaching with heavy gel medium.


Lately I’ve been using inexpensive fabric paint a lot.  It’s about $1 per bottle and a little goes a long way.  I used it to make 3-D centers for my flowers.


Many thanks for the visit today!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Oops that was meant to read FAB lol!!

  2. This is incredible! I’ve never seen such a thing!! How cool to alter!!! You did a dab job as usual. I often look at fabric paint and wonder if it is okay for us to use on non-fabric projects too!

  3. This is a great project!

  4. Totally fabulous! Love this… now where do I get myself a giant clothes peg?!
    Alison x

  5. love this.

  6. The background is just heavenly….like a tropical rainforest. But I’m captivated by those beautifully painted flowers and leaves. They are the perfect finishing touch. These would make great Christmas presents! Thanks for the idea!

  7. Fern Edwards says:

    Great project – love the colors and reminder to try lots of medium including the bargain fabric paint!

  8. Hi, I think this is a brilliant idea, and so beautifully decorated.

  9. Julie Short says:

    I really like the complexity you have achieved Marjie

  10. A great alteration of this jumbo wooden pin Marjie!

  11. What a wonderful idea – my husband would have to see a note to him if this was sitting on the counter.
    at least one would think!

  12. Gorgeous!!! x

  13. How fun!!! I see those big clips and always think I need one to alter…lol! Yours is so stink’n FUN!!!!

  14. I’ve altered clothespins in the past but never giant and this is giant!
    Fabulous altered project.

  15. I don’t think I would have thought to alter a clothes pin. Love all the different patterns and color mixed in there.

  16. I haven’t seen pegs like that here [yet] what a fun idea! As usual your work is beautiful and inspirational 🙂
    I shall keep my eyes peeled for the arrival of giant pegs in the craft stores and listings!

  17. I just adore what you have done with the giant clothes peg! The colours are gorgeous and what a fabulous way to keep bits and bobs. I have one of these pegs, may just need to get my stencils and paint out and have a go…….. thanks so much for the inspiration. Hugs, Anne xx

  18. Love this, thanks for the inspiration, I see a michaels trip in my schedule today!

  19. great idea!

  20. Ok.. this one is beeeuuutiful. I love how the colors sit on the wood.. such a great surface… and your embellishments? Adorable. A+ my friend.

  21. I thought it was a mouse trap at first! Fabulous alteration, Marjie! Love the transformation! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

  22. Holyyyyyyyyy beautiful! This is just gorgeous!!! I love the colors!!!!

  23. Love the idea of your to do list holder…csn’t miss thst clothespin…xox

  24. How cool, that’s a fantastic idea.

  25. Love this Marjie. Hugs, Jenny x

  26. beautiful creation, love the idea!