Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Hello lovely people,

It's time for a new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and our theme this time is...


This is a really lovely theme as there are so many options; something you love the colours of, an object that is really special to you or maybe just something really really boring that you can make into something much better...

That's what I was thinking when I stumbled upon a big bag of pegs.  Now, I don't have a washing line so haven't used these for about 10 years but I was so excited to rediscover them and had lots of ideas going through my head as to what I could do with them.

I knew exactly what colour I wanted to use (lol!) and I wanted them to have a slightly shabby chic feel with just a little cute embellishment so here's what I came up with;

I took the liberty of creating a little photo tutorial for you as I went along, just in case anyone else wants to have a go at this... and why wouldn't you?!

First I painted the pegs with one coat of white acrylic paint.  I took the pegs apart to do this so I could get into all the cracks.  I didn't worry too much about the flat outside sections as these were going to be covered by paper.

Then I cut little strips of different co-ordinating papers - use up those scraps people!

I trimmed each piece of paper to exactly the right size for each individual peg as I went along and glued them down with tacky PVA.  I put a little glue on the peg like this;

Then I spread it out with my finger so the whole area was covered and pressed the paper strip on top, smoothing it down firmly.

Now, these looked a little too pristine for my liking so I used very fine sandpaper to sand the edges of each paper strip which gives a nice finish and makes the strip kind of 'blend into' the edges of the peg.

I then put the pegs back together and added the finishing touch with a die cut flower and paper rose on each one.

I brushed some Wink of Stella over the roses which gives them a gorgeous subtle sparkle.. too subtle for the camera maybe?!

I think these would be nice with magnets on the back to pop on your fridge or maybe with drawing pins on the back so they could be pushed into a cork board.

Then you can use them to clip up anything you like...

Peg recipe;
Paint: Adirondack acrylic paint dabber (white) - Ranger
DP: Special delivery (girl) - Pebbles
Dies: Fancy blossoms - Memory box

I hope you will pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and check out what has inspired the fabulous creations from the rest of the team.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
1.  A Little Bit Crafty (anything goes but not Christmas)


  1. These look fab. You could also use washi tape on them x

  2. Ooh, NEED some of these! Off to raid the peg bag now! They'd be fab done in wintery papers with little snowflakes on to hang your Christmas cards up...oh, you've started me on something now, Kat! Hugs, Lisa x

  3. Clever idea and so much better than pegging laundry with them! How about wellie boot pegs?

  4. These are lovely Kat, very pretty and would cheer up the look of the boring fridge door.

  5. These are lovely Kat, what a great idea.

  6. Kat, these are not only pretty but functional as well! Great idea and just as cute as can be. Love the tiny roses on the ends.

  7. These are absolutely FABULOUS Kat... I love how shabby chic they look..... and what a brilliant tutorial! Thanks for sharing that..

    Christine x

  8. Great tutorial, Kat! Such a wonderful idea...I'm thinking they would make great hostess gifts for the holidays! Aloha, Brenda

  9. Oh, and BTW, Scarey Santa does look like he's been drinking sherry or a little something, to keep him warm I'm sure:)

  10. Good morning sweetie, these are gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

  11. How utterly gorgeous are these !!! Kat I LOVE this..hmmm might have to buy some pegs lol I hope you are well hun x

  12. These are perfect, Kat - just my tipe. :) Love the project...

  13. I just love doing this to clothespins! Very pretty!

  14. Wow love these pegs. They're so pretty x

  15. Fabulous! I love this idea and thanks for the step by step tutorial! xx

  16. Wonderful how the humble peg can look so beautiful. Elaine

  17. These are so pretty, I'm defiantly going to have a go, thanks for sharing x

  18. These are so pretty , I'm defiantly going to have a go, thanks for sharing x

  19. These are so pretty! I love the papers you've used and the beautiful flowers are the perfect finishing touch!


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