Why Pineapple Hill?

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Clothespin Valentine

Secure a small satchel of Valentine's Day treats with this festive fastener. Use any size of clothespins and as many different colors of paper as you like, but it's best to use wooden pins, which hold the glue better than the plastic variety.
Aren't these cute!
Martha Stewart Living Television
Tools and Materials:
  • Wooden clothespins
  • Decorative paper
  • Tacky glue
  • Card stock or other heavy-weight paper
  • 1/16-inch circular punch or paper edgers (optional)
Clothespin Valentine How-To:

1. Use the clothespins to determine the desired size of your hearts: Fold a piece of card stock in half, place the clothespin against the seam, and mark the top and bottom of the clothespin. Draw half a heart from the seam edge of the card stock that is slightly larger than the marks. Keep the card stock folded, and cut out a heart. Use this as a template to trace out hearts on the decorative paper. Make a front and back heart for each clothespin.

2. Cut out the heart. Apply tacky glue to one side of the clothespin, and affix the heart. Repeat on the opposite side. If desired, use paper edgers to decorate the heart, or try punching small holes around the border with a 1/16-inch circular punch.


dreamit said...

Those really are cute. These would be fun in Young Women!

monstermash said...

I love Valentine's crafts. These are so cute!

Nana said...

Those are adorable. Been migrained out. I'm back. Thank you so much for the award. I am getting to it today. I didn't want you to think I forgot.

stacey said...

Love Valentine Craft ideas. Thanks!

sewpink said...

I HEART this idea...so cute!

sewpink said...

I shared this with my sister and she's so excited to do it! Thanks:0