DIY Aged Clothespins

Perfectly aged clothespins in minutes...

How to antique clothespins in minutes www.homeroad.net

I've posted about this before but here is just a reminder.

Fill a container with white vinegar and a steel wool pad and let it sit overnight. It must be a steel wool pad that rusts. The ones from the hardware store do not rust. 

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Drop the clothespins into the solution making sure to coat each one thoroughly.  

Remove the clothespins after just a few minutes and lay them out on a rag to dry. 

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When they are dry you will have beautifully aged clothespins!

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Enjoy!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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  1. I love that look! I've used Distressed Ink on some of mine but what a mess! Ink all over your hands. =(

    Jeanine

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  2. Thanks for the reminder! I love how aged they look.
    Jane

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  3. this is very cool. I have real old clothespins but when I run out of these, I know how to make new ones look OLD. Would love to have you share this at What to do Weekends. Following... on Google+.

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  4. Instead of laying them on a rag to dry, and eventually having to turn them over to dry the other side, how about clipping them on the clothesline to dry? Oh, wait...snow...rain...never mind! Just in one of those moods today.

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    1. Hahaha good idea but the best part of this solution is that it will dry when you just dump them out onto a towel to dry... don't even need to flip them... so you can save your clothesline for clothes... oh wait, rain, snow....

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  5. HELP!! Only I could screw this one up. I used distilled white vinegar and have used 2 diff. steel wool pads. The kind from the hardware store in a bag of 6. Nothing after 4 days. Do I need oxygen, sun, prayer?

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    1. Tasha the problem is with the steel wool pads. You have to use the ones that you buy in the grocery store with the soap. Wash out all the soap first (know how they rust on your sink?) That is what you need... rust. Go buy SOS or Brillo and try again :) Good luck!

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  6. Aha!!!! I knew I was doing something wrong. Seriously, could it get any easier than that. Susan, much appreciated - have a fantastic day responding to SOS (pun intended) cries for help today :)

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  7. I do it similar to that, only with vinegar and salt. (my dirty rusty solution for metal).
    Then I rinse them off to get part of vinegar smell out of them....=)

    thanks
    barb

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  8. Hi Susan! Your technique is so much easier than ink or paint! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

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  9. Does the vinegar change color overnight? I've had the steel wool in for about 15 hours and don't notice and change in the solution.

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    1. Hi The vinegar usually changes color right away. Be sure to use an older Brillo pad with no soap. The steel wool you buy at the hardware store does not rust.

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